Process and Project Alignment Methodology: A Case-Study based Analysis

Paula Ventura Martins1 and Alberto Rodrigues da Silva2

  1. Research Centre of Spatial and Organizational Dynamics
    Universidade do Algarve, Campus de Gambelas, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal
  2. INESC-ID, Instituto Superior Técnico
    Universidade de Lisboa, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal


Process descriptions represent high-level plans and do not contain information necessary for concrete software development projects. Processes that are unrelated to daily practices or that are hardly mapped to project practices, cause misalignments between processes and projects. We argue that software processes should emerge and evolve collaboratively within an organization. With this propose, this article describes the ProPAM methodology and explores the details of its static view. We also present a case study to validate effectiveness of the proposed methodology. The aim of the case study was to analyse the effects of using ProPAM in a IT organization.

Key words

Software Process Improvement, Process Management, Project Management, ProPAM

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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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Martins, P. V., Silva, A. R. d.: Process and Project Alignment Methodology: A Case-Study based Analysis. Computer Science and Information Systems, Vol. 13, No. 3, 901–925. (2016),