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Issue No. 02 - March/April (2009 vol. 26)
ISSN: 0740-7459
pp: 59-67
Christiane Gresse von Wangenheim , Universidade do Vale do Itajaí
Jean Carlo Rossa Hauck , Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Aldo von Wangenheim , Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
To provide comprehensive, low-cost tool support for project monitoring and control for small organizations in particular, the authors compare the most popular free/open source Web-based project management applications against their compliance to CMMI-DEV. Based on this analysis, they implement a set of enhancements to dotProject, including Earned Value Management, and evaluate the resulting application with respect to its CMMI-compliance. Their initial experiences applying the tool in an R&D organization indicate that it helps establish a systematic project monitoring and control process by supporting or automating tasks. In this way, it presents an open, flexible, and free tool-integration solution for project management, illustrating that open-source tools might be appealing, especially for small organizations.
management, tools, project control and modeling, open source software

J. C. Hauck, A. von Wangenheim and C. G. von Wangenheim, "Enhancing Open Source Software in Alignment with CMMI-DEV," in IEEE Software, vol. 26, no. , pp. 59-67, 2009.
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