Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Spring 1994


Dundar F. Kocaoglu

Course Title

Project Management in Engineering & Technology

Course Number

EMGT 545/645


This project is to investigate the pros and cons of using contractors for software development project; to elaborate the potential problems of using outside contractors in this particular case. The areas explored are: contractor logistics, cultural differences, incentive difficulty, scheduling problems, quality assurance issues, project termination, software risk management,. For each of the potential problem we suggest a set of counter measures and early warning signals. It is integrated that the counter measures with other common risk factors and it is developed that an integrated methodology for software project risk management.


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