Title: Effect of business growth on software project management issues in Indian IT industry

Authors: Padmanav Acharya, Biswajit Mahanty

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, IGIT, Sarang, Orissa 759146, India. ' Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 721302, India

Abstract: Indian software industry has attracted considerable global attention in recent times primarily because of its phenomenal growth in the last decade. The industry|s big firms are growing at a decent rate. However, a software company|s growing business, associates with it, many challenges to the management. Challenges lie mainly in sustaining and furthering the growth rate. In order to keep pace with the desired growth rate, many issues related to management of project development could suffer, which might have a telling effect on the firm|s long-term business prospects. This paper attempts to investigate the effect of this business growth on project management issues with the help of System Dynamics (SD) modelling.

Keywords: system dynamics modelling; India; IT industry; information technology; delivery delay; observed quality; error rate; schedule pressure; experience ratio; causal diagrams; business gap; latent error; business growth; software project management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2008.017552

International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2008 Vol.3 No.4, pp.407 - 422

Available online: 17 Mar 2008 *

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