The End of the Line

OPEN ARCHIVE

Union Jack
Dannebrog

The End of the Line

Show full item record

Title: The End of the Line
Project Management Challenges in Small Software Shops in Pakistan
Author: Shakir, Shahid N.; Nørbjerg, Jacob
Abstract: Most software development companies are very small with only 1-10 employees. In developing countries such companies play an important role both locally and as providers of software and services to customers in other parts of the world. Understanding and improving their project management (PM) practices are, therefore, important not only in the local context, but also in the context of globalized software development. This paper explores actual PM practices in Pakistani Small Software development Shops (SSDS). We find PM challenges in addition to challenges reported by software engineering literature, and we have described the implications of those challenges on quality and productivity of Pakistani SSDSs. We also find that some Pakistani SSDS practices are similar to what is reported from SSDSs in other parts of the world, but other practices are related to the companies' position in the global software development chain.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8791
Date: 2013-11-19
Notes: Paper presented at 36th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia (IRIS 2013), Sanner, Norway, August 11-14, 2013.

Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

Files Size Format View
shakir noerbjerg iris36.pdf 266.6Kb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record