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Spiral Pro: A Project Plan Generation Framework and Support Tool

  • Jizhe Wang
  • Steven Meyers
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3840)

Abstract

Project planning is a delicate and on-going activity that requires a great deal of experience and knowledge. Several models and methods are developed which explore the various aspects of planning a project. In this paper, we propose a framework named Spiral Pro that integrates Spiral Model, MBASE and COCOMO II to help project managers do their project planning in a systematic way. In an empirical study, a project plan template, developed following the framework, was provided for thirteen e-service projects and a survey was used at the end to assess the study. Based on the survey, some characteristics are summarized, which help point out the effectiveness of using of Spiral Pro framework. Motivated by the findings in the study, a tool has been developed to help both experienced and inexperienced project managers make better use of the framework for project planning.

Keywords

Project Plan Support Tool Product Model Success Model Software Project 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jizhe Wang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Steven Meyers
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Laboratory for Internet Software Technologies, Institute of SoftwareThe Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.Center for Software EngineeringUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  4. 4.Software Process GroupLos AngelesUSA

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