Title: Risk-driven Management Contingency Policies in Collaborative Software Development

Authors: Mojgan Mohtashami; Thomas J. Marlowe; Vassilka D. Kirova; Fadi P. Deek

Addresses: Advanced Infrastructure Design, 1 Crossroads Drive, Hamilton, NJ 08691, USA. ' Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ 07079, USA. ' Alcatel-Lucent, 600-700 Mountain Ave., Murray Hill, NJ 07974, USA. ' New Jersey Institute of Technology, College of Science and Liberal Arts, Newark, New Jersey 07102, USA

Abstract: Inter-organisational Collaborative Software Development (CSD), like other inter-organisational collaborative efforts that span national, language and cultural boundaries, raises significant challenges and risks. Its study offers useful insight with regard to the more complex, collaborative, and interdependent operational environment, where new risks arise and interfere with software projects even when all traditional risks are well controlled. In this paper, we outline a collaborative risk management framework, and focus on a set of governing policies and management contingency processes required to support the framework and to manage the interactions with other critical project activities and goals.

Keywords: collaborative risk management planning; information processing capacity; risk monitoring; inter-organisational collaboration; management contingency policies; management contingency profile; collaborative software development; software development performance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJITM.2011.042590

International Journal of Information Technology and Management, 2011 Vol.10 No.2/3/4, pp.247 - 271

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 18 Sep 2011 *

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