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
    {ivan, leninca}@mixteco.utm.mx
  2. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Informática, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
    Ciudad Universitaria, 28040. Madrid, España
    marcilla@issi.uned.es
  3. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Informaticos, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
    Campus Montegancedo, 28660. Madrid, España
    joseantonio.calvomanzano@upm.es

Abstract

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

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.2298/CSIS160801038G

Publication information

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)