The factors that lead to unidentified risks in software-intensive projects

Efrat Yuval, Tsvi Kuflik Dr., Meir Tahan Dr.

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Abstract

Development and deployment programs continue to suffer from budget overruns, schedule delays and poor technical performance. In most cases, this is a result of failure in handling uncertainty in complex software system development. The development communities lack a systematic way of identifying, communicating, and resolving technical uncertainty. In this paper we focused on the risk identification stage and try to understand the reasons for unidentified risk appearing during project development. We interviewed project managers from industry. The findings suggest that the unidentified risk factors can be divided into three main types: Managerial, Behavioural and External. Each category consists of factors that through awareness and openness on the part of project teams and managers can help avert many problems and achieve project success.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publication22nd Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, INCOSE 2012 and the 8th Biennial European Systems Engineering Conference 2012, EuSEC 2012
Pages1146-1159
Number of pages14
StatePublished - 2012
Event22nd Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, INCOSE 2012 and the 8th Biennial European Systems Engineering Conference 2012, EuSEC 2012 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 9 Jul 201212 Jul 2012

Publication series

Name22nd Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, INCOSE 2012 and the 8th Biennial European Systems Engineering Conference 2012, EuSEC 2012
Volume2

Conference

Conference22nd Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, INCOSE 2012 and the 8th Biennial European Systems Engineering Conference 2012, EuSEC 2012
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityRome
Period9/07/1212/07/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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