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Session - Novel Applications, Methodologies and Case Studies + Intellectual Property Issues + Education

Hamid R. Arabnia; Leonidas Deligiannidis; George Jandieri; Vince Schmidt; Ashu M. G. Solo; and Fernando G. Tinetti (Editors) Mercury Learning and Information PDF
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A Decision Model for Monitoring Project Status with Earned Value Management Indicators.

Hamid R. Arabnia; Leonidas Deligiannidis; George Jandieri; Vince Schmidt; Ashu M. G. Solo; and Fernando G. Tinetti (Editors) Mercury Learning and Information PDF

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A Decision Model for Monitoring Project Status with

Earned Value Management Indicators.

Maria Teresa Baldassarre, Nicola Boffoli, Danilo Caivano, Giuseppe Visaggio

Department of Informatics, University of Bari

SER&Practices Spin Off

Bari, Italy

{baldassarre, boffoli, caivano, visaggio}@di.uniba.it

Abstract— Project management is the discipline of planning, organizing, motivating, and controlling resources in order to fulfill specific goals. Project managers are required to monitor and control project execution, i.e. verify actual progress and performance of the project with respect to the project plan and timely identify areas in which changes may be required. Earned

Value Management (EVM) is a valuable technique for determining and monitoring project status. It indicates performance variances based on measures related to work progress, schedule and cost information. The technique involves systematically collecting a set of indicators during project execution. As so, a manger may strive to systematically use all the indicators during a project, and, without an appropriate guideline, correctly interpret the values collected. In this paper we propose a classification of the EVM indicators in five conceptual classes and present an interpretation model that managers can adopt as checklist for monitoring EVM values and predict project status. The model has been applied in an industrial case study to monitor project status and guide project manager decisions.

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Study of Agility in Mobile Application Development

Hamid R. Arabnia; Leonidas Deligiannidis; George Jandieri; Vince Schmidt; Ashu M. G. Solo; and Fernando G. Tinetti (Editors) Mercury Learning and Information PDF

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Study of Agility in Mobile Application Development

Vanessa N. Cooper and Hisham M. Haddad

Department of Computer Science

Kennesaw State University

Building 11, MD# 1101

Kennesaw, GA 30144

Abstract - Not only has Agility infiltrated enterprise and consumer mobile application development, but it has also become an integral part of most IT departments and the standard for younger generation developers. Despite the numerous benefits of Agile development, software developers often find out that there are also several pitfalls to avoid during mobile application development. In this study, we explore the potential pitfalls of incorporating agility into the development of mobile applications. The motivation behind this work stems from professional and personal experience of the primary author. As a junior software developer in the mobile application age, the primary author has experienced first-hand the demands of a

“we want it now” market.

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Video Processing for Motion Tracking of Safety Critical Systems

Hamid R. Arabnia; Leonidas Deligiannidis; George Jandieri; Vince Schmidt; Ashu M. G. Solo; and Fernando G. Tinetti (Editors) Mercury Learning and Information PDF

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Video Processing for Motion Tracking of Safety Critical Systems

Travis Cleveland, David J. Coe, and Jeffrey H. Kulick

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama, USA

Abstract - The authors have been developing a laboratory for teaching safety critical software development. The laboratory currently utilizes an HO model train system, which provides for easy understanding of the operational and safety requirements. In earlier years, mechanical, magnetic and optical sensors have been used to provide location data to the scheduling and safety software.

However, this approach has grown to the level that over

1000 wire segments need to be maintained for correct operation. This paper discusses the use of video tracking software to significantly reduce the number of electrical contacts subject to failure, and to provide more flexibility to the system as the track layout changes.

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Session - Software Architecture + Design Patterns

Hamid R. Arabnia; Leonidas Deligiannidis; George Jandieri; Vince Schmidt; Ashu M. G. Solo; and Fernando G. Tinetti (Editors) Mercury Learning and Information PDF

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