MyPMP: A Plug-in for Implementing the Metamodeling Approach for Project Management in Small-sized Software Enterprises

Ivan Garcia1, Carla Pacheco1, Magdalena Arcilla-Cobián2 and Jose A. Calvo-Manzano3

  1. Division de Estudios de Posgrado, Universidad Tecnológica de la Mixteca
    Carretera a Acatlima Km. 2.5, 69000. Oaxaca, Mexico
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  2. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Informática, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
    Ciudad Universitaria, 28040. Madrid, España
  3. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Informaticos, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
    Campus Montegancedo, 28660. Madrid, España


Nowadays, with the recurrent demands of high quality, delivery on time and no extra costs, the task of managing a software project could be extremely complex for any software enterprise. Furthermore, small-sized software enterprises face several problems (e.g., lack of knowledge, human and financial resources, time, and size of staff) that, undoubtedly, make this task more difficult. In this context, obtaining a simplified version of the management activities can be a helpful alternative for these enterprises. In this way, that an inexperienced project manager can define the management process that best fits with a particular project is not an easy task. Thus, this paper introduces the metamodeling approach in order to help project managers to define a process for managing a software project. Therefore, with the aim to validate its feasibility an add-in program was developed as a part of a case study. The achieved results show an important reduction in project‘s effort and time needed to develop a new software product.

Key words

project management, metamodeling approach, plug-in, small-sized software enterprises

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Volume 13, Issue 3 (November 2016)
Special issue on Trends in Software Technologies
Year of Publication: 2016
ISSN: 1820-0214 (Print) 2406-1018 (Online)
Publisher: ComSIS Consortium

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Garcia, I., Pacheco, C., Arcilla-Cobián, M., Calvo-Manzano, J. A.: MyPMP: A Plug-in for Implementing the Metamodeling Approach for Project Management in Small-sized Software Enterprises. Computer Science and Information Systems, Vol. 13, No. 3, 827–847. (2016),