Authors: Kamal Uddin Sarker; Aziz Bin Deraman; Raza Hasan
Addresses: School of Informatics and Applied Mathematics, University Malaysia Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia ' School of Informatics and Applied Mathematics, University Malaysia Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia ' Department of Information Technology, School of Science and Engineering, Malaysia University of Science and Technology, Selangor, Malaysia
Abstract: Recent statistical report on software project has been reflected the significant software project failure rate is existed till now. Failure can be partial, complete or compromising in functional or non-functional factors. The EBSPM public software project data repository has been analysed to reflect the relationship among cost, time, effective hours and functional points to identify eternal influencing factors. The literature review has identified the root causes of failure. Software quality control is a formal approach to make the project successful but until now ambiguous with the integration of quality factors. Our proposed ontology reduces the complexity of project management. This research has established the way of developing an ontology by including maximum quality factors. The way of collaborative working is included in the ontology to ensure formal, transparent, accountable and responsible manner. The ontology model is developed with descriptive logic and diagrams. Theoretical evaluation has been done at the end of the research based on the criteria of standardisation organisations.
Keywords: software project failure rate; understanding project failure; project failure reasons; ontology; software quality control; descriptive logic.
International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2020 Vol.34 No.3, pp.355 - 372
Received: 27 Nov 2018
Accepted: 31 Jan 2019
Published online: 24 Jul 2020 *