A Framework for Effective Software Monitoring in Project Management
Developed software for project management rely heavily on collecting metrics to provide the progress feedback necessary to allow control of the project. However, interpretation of this data is very difficult and sometimes cumbersome. This paper addressed the need of a software implementation progress model that is needed to help interpret the accumulated data. Certain criteria are set for design of a proposed implementation progress model. Some findings from the studied projects from other researchers suggest the model is consistent with the observed behaviour. In addition to quantitative validity, the model is shown to provide meaningful interpretation of collected metric data by embedding certain quality function.
Key words: Project Management, Feedback, project control, metrics, process model, quantitative validity