Title: Software development management: critical success factors

Authors: A. Hosalkar, B. Bowonder

Addresses: 250 Academy Street, Jersey City, New Jersey, NJ 07306, USA. ITC Chair Professor on Strategic Management of Technology, Administrative Staff College of India, Bella Vista, Hyderabad 500 082, India

Abstract: Software risk assessment has become an integral part of software quality management. The pressure to reduce software development cycle time is inducing firms to adopt an anticipate and prevent approach to software development failures. There are four classes of software development projects, namely conversion projects, client specific projects, packaged software and enterprise system software. The critical success factors for each of these classes differ widely as the user requirements are different. The software development management has to consider the specific aspects while conceptualising and developing software.

Keywords: software development; knowledge economy; software risk; enterprise system.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2000.002844

International Journal of Technology Management, 2000 Vol.19 No.7/8, pp.760-772

Available online: 07 Jul 2003 *

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