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July 7, 2008 to July 11, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3283-7
pp: 33-40
ABSTRACT
Software service providers develop custom solutions to meet their customers' requirements. Large customers can typically contract out multiple projects to the same vendor which run the projects assigned to them simultaneously. Large providers are increasingly using a distributed/ global model for software development (delivery) wherein they can leverage the skills and cost-advantages of different sites to deliver the projects effectively and efficiently, for which project coordination with accurate information is of central importance. In this paper, we highlight the challenges in effective project coordination for a customer across multiple projects with distributed performing centers. This situation is not addressed by current project manage mentor software development tools. The nature of the problem requires standardized metadata, schedule and resource management, and measurements for project monitoring. We propose a framework for global project management and governance to addresses the identified challenges which also takes current project tools into perspective. Our approach extensively leverages historical data gathered on metrics pertaining to different types of work requests.
INDEX TERMS
project management, distributed, allocation, planning, matching
CITATION
Rohit M. Lotlikar, Ramana Polavarapu, Sadhika Sharma, Biplav Srivastava, "Towards Effective Project Management across Multiple Projects with Distributed Performing Centers", SCC, 2008, 2013 IEEE International Conference on Services Computing, 2013 IEEE International Conference on Services Computing 2008, pp. 33-40, doi:10.1109/SCC.2008.32
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