Using Bayesian belief networks to model software project management antipatterns

Dimitrios Settas, Stamatia Bibi, Panagiotis Sfetsos, Ioannis Stamelos, Vassilis Gerogiannis

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Abstract

In spite of numerous traditional and agile software project management models proposed, process and project modeling still remains an open issue. This paper proposes a Bayesian Network (BN) approach for modeling software project management antipatterns. This approach provides a framework for project managers, who would like to model the cause-effect relationships that underlie an antipattern, taking into account the inherent uncertainty of a software project. The approach is exemplified through a specific BN model of an antipattern. The antipattern is modeled using the empirical results of a controlled experiment on Extreme Programming (XP) that investigated the impact of developer personalities and temperaments on communication, collaboration-pair viability and effectiveness in pair programming. The resulting BN model provides the precise mathematical model of a project management antipattern and can be used to measure and handle uncertainty in mathematical terms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - Fourth International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications, SERA 2006
Pages117-124
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event4th International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications, SERA 2006 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: 9 Aug 200611 Aug 2006

Other

Other4th International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications, SERA 2006
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period9/08/0611/08/06

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    Settas, D., Bibi, S., Sfetsos, P., Stamelos, I., & Gerogiannis, V. (2006). Using Bayesian belief networks to model software project management antipatterns. In Proceedings - Fourth International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications, SERA 2006 (pp. 117-124). [1691369] https://doi.org/10.1109/SERA.2006.68