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  • Validating the Design Theory for Scope Management (Timo Käkölä and Pekka Forselius, ICIS 2015) Validating the Design Theory for Managing Project Scope during Software Sourcing and Delivery Most software project estimation and measurement (PEM) processes have been designed for providers. Customers need to leverage PEM to better direct software sourcing. A design theory for software project-scoping has been developed that supports the PEM processes ...
  • Super Fast Size and Effort Estimation (Pekka Forselius and Erkki Savioja, FiSMA, Finland) Functional size of software is one of the most important cost drivers of software development projects. However, function points are very rarely used in the industry, although they are the only internationally standardized way to measure size of software. Sometimes decision makers have heard about function points, but their knowledge ...
  • southernSCOPE Success: Controlling software development Controlling software development – A breakthrough for business. An article in Software Quality & Process Improvement by mr. Terry Wright (2000).  Businesses must be able to change the way they operate quickly – and often they need to change their software to do so. With this in mind, over the last four years the Victorian Government has ...
  • northernSCOPE Success: Ministry of Justice An interview with mr. Martti Karjalainen, a Senior Specialist in Ministry of Justice. ”Our ICT systems are the backbone of the Finnish judicial system and a significant part of Finnish democracy. ICT services must steadfastly follow the changes and schedules of legislation. By using the estimating methods that are part of northernSCOPE® together with Certified Scope ...
  • Scope Management: 12 Steps for ICT Program Recovery© January/February, 2010 CrossTalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engingeering: (Carol Dekkers, Quality Plus Technologies, and Pekka Forselius) The information and communications technology (ICT) world is “addicted” to dysfunctional behaviour and the problem is spreading globally. The sad truth is that the parties in the ICT relationship (the customer and the supplier) are largely codependent on a pattern of ...
  • Achieving Olympic Success on Software Projects with Scope Management September, 2009 SoftwareTech News: (Carol Dekkers, Quality Plus Technologies) Analogous approaches from other industries often provide illumination of key concepts to benefit software intensive systems projects. The latter are some of the most complex, monolithic, and costly of all project management challenges today, not only because of technology novelty but because of the sheer amount of focused customer ...
  • An Information Systems Design Product Theory for Software Project Estimation and Measurement Systems January, 2009 (Pekka Forselius, and Timo Käkölä, University of Jyväskylä) There is relatively little research on software Project Estimation and Measurement Systems (PEMS). Commercial PEMS vary in functionality and effectiveness. Their intended users thus do not know what to expect from PEMS and how to evaluate them. This paper creates an information system design product theory for ...
  • NorthernSCOPE™ – A Triathlon Approach for Achieving Olympic Success on ICT Projects November, 2008 22nd IPMA World Congress (Carol Dekkers, Quality Plus Technologies, and Pekka Forselius) ICT (Information and Communications Technology) projects are some of the most complex, monolithic, and costly of all project management challenges today. While project management has provided rigor and structure to such software intensive systems projects, project management alone is insufficient to bridge the gap ...
  • Increase ICT Project Success with Concrete Scope Management December, 2007 IT Week: (Carol Dekkers, Quality Plus Technologies, and Pekka Forselius) ICT (Information and Communications Technology) projects are some of the most complex, monolithic, and costly of all project management challenges today. While project management has provided rigor and structure to such software intensive systems projects, project management alone is insufficient to bridge the gap between customers ...

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