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CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT ISSUES IN SOFTWARE PROCESS MANAGEMENT

CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT ISSUES IN SOFTWARE PROCESS MANAGEMENT

For example version V5 and V6 of Adobe Acrobat Reader share the similar development patterns as well as dependencies where as version V7 onwards indicate a change in design. The reduced number of dependencies may indicate toward the simple architecture of the component integration. Same situation can be seen in case of Moviemaker software. Similarly, in case of Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer change in design has taken place. This shows that there exists a relationship between dependencies and functionalities provided by the respective software. This indicates that with simple architecture, a system of components can be updated with enhanced features. Subversion, an open source project that attempts to remain as similar as possible to CVS while improving its capabilities with additional features, is used to keep check on configuration management activities. Table 2 enlists various features of Subversion. Subversion offers directory versioning. Also, it is easy to handle file name changes in Subversion than in CVS, which requires a combined copy and deletion to rename a file.
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A European Academy of Neurology guideline on medical management issues in dementia

A European Academy of Neurology guideline on medical management issues in dementia

Six databases (including MEDLINE and Embase) were searched using relevant search terms including terms from controlled vocabularies and thesauruses. A single search string was developed for each manage- ment issue (See Appendix S1 for full search strategy). Each search strategy was reviewed using the Peer Review of Electronic Search Strategies (PRESS) checklist [14]. Eligible studies were randomized con- trolled trials (RCTs) which reported on relevant inter- ventions and outcomes. For pain and vascular risk factors, observational studies were also included, since it was the opinion of the Task Force that, for these two issues, observational studies might contribute important evidence. Two of the co-authors (follow-up: D.R., K.F.; epilepsy: C.N., K.F.; vascular: A.V., K.F.; pain: M.K., K.F.; antipsychotics: E.S., K.F.) independently screened the identified references using an online software tool and piloted questionnaires first on title and abstract and secondly on full-text level. Data extraction was carried out by one author (K.F.) in a piloted Excel spreadsheet, and subsequently checked by the second co-author as with the screen- ing. Financial disclosure statements and conflict of interest statements were extracted for all included studies and are reported in Table S1. Risk of bias for RCTs was assessed using the Cochrane´s risk-of-bias assessment tool, version 1 [15] and, for observational studies, the Newcastle–Ottawa Quality Assessment Scale [16] was used. Data synthesis could be either as meta-analysis or narrative synthesis depending on the number of studies identified and which type of synthe- sis heterogeneity across studies permitted (See Appendix S1 for further details on the methods). Due to space restraints, results will largely be presented in supplementary tables and figures referred to through- out the text.
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Qualitative Assessments of the Software Architectures of Configuration Management Systems

Qualitative Assessments of the Software Architectures of Configuration Management Systems

M1: Assessment of cohesion and example: Let us consider an example of low cohesion, a module that performs error processing for an engineering analysis package. The module is invoked when some input validity check is violated. Then, it performs following functions: Generate supplementary data form original, Generate error reports for user, perform calculations as requested by user, update data in database and displays main menu for further processing request. All these preceding tasks are loosely connected, because they are different in nature. Here, we can say that each is a different and functionality independent and will perform best in individual mode. In-case we combine these into one module, then chances of error propagation are high, if one of them is modified. This makes the collective cohesion to be of low magnitude. For such cases cohesion type
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Privatization process and talent management in Angola

Privatization process and talent management in Angola

Thus, taking into account the issues that were the basis to develop this article and in order to guarantee the pertinence’s problem formulated here and with the absence of studies and information regarding the phenomenon of privatization in Angola during the period from its colonial independence to nowadays. Firstly the purpose of this study is to contribute in developing this subject in terms of literature expansion in the field of research on corporate privatizations; secondly in order to present a study that allows to know the failure in privatization processes that took place between 1989 and 2005 in Angola and which have degenerated into the collapse of its business, commercial, agricultural and essentially industrial network, and thirdly it aims to present a set of suggestions that can be used in future privatization processes that may take place in Angola helping the business structure to be more consistent in economic and business terms and also helping the managers to create the ideal organizational environments to attract and retain talent in Angolan organizations.
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INTEGRATION PROCESS IN MANAGEMENT SCIENCE -  THEORETICAL REVIEW

INTEGRATION PROCESS IN MANAGEMENT SCIENCE - THEORETICAL REVIEW

One can speak of an integrating approach in the context of integration of systems of quality, environment as well as Occupational Health and Safety management 10 . The philosophy of integration is based on recognizing issues of environmental protection and OHS issues as equally important aspects in activities of an enterprise. They have to be taken into account as enterprise’s mission and system of values (Lewandowski, 1998). As to practical application, integrated management may also concern issues of project management (integrated management plan) embracing integration of planning, budgeting, evaluation and control processes (Integrated Management Plan, 2000). This practice is frequently connected with management of projects for public institutions (Integrated Management Plan, 2000). It can be pointed out that integrated management as a global approach to management processes
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Management of Software Development Projects

Management of Software Development Projects

Abstract: Any major software development starts with the Initiating process group. Once the charter document is approved, the Planning and then to the Executing stages will follow. Monitoring and Controlling is measuring the potential performance deviation of the project in terms of schedule and costs and performs the related Integrated Change Control activities. At the end, during the Closing, the program/project manager will check the entire work is completed and the objectives are met .

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A self-configuration model for execution management in Grid computing

A self-configuration model for execution management in Grid computing

Selection network: here the wiring-network changes. In fact the goal of all components of the model is to update wiring-network which determines logical neighbors of a node. These logical neighbors have to do the job if a resource could not answer that. This network initially forms a regular graph. If a node and its logical neighbors could not answer a job, one neighbor having positive-weight and directed link out of it will be selected as a new logical neighbor from suggestion network and then makes a new. Simultaneously it chooses a logical neighbor having less cooperation and eliminates its wiring neighbor link with that. (So the number of wiring-network links stays constant.) But if no positive-weight link entered the resource agent, manager agents make resources which have one link with negative weight out of them find a resource able to answer the job. Cooperation knowledge network: here each resource agent is neighbor with resource manager agents which have more cooperative background with them. This network emerges every time the loop of self-configuration model of Grid runs and forms a regular graph like wiring-network. Suggestion network get form stage by stage in running process of self-configuration model's loop because cooperation knowledge network shows resources having most cooperative background with noticed resource and therefore is appropriate to find a resource able to answer to another new job. But if only cooperation knowledge network was used, it is possible that wiring-network and also cooperation knowledge network divide in separate parts after some times of running mentioned loop and this would lead to many problems. One problem is that load traffic will not be balancing in different parts of the system. In addition, a new job might be submitted to a resource which is neither that resource nor its neighbors and also all resources in that separate could not execute when there is a resource able to answer in another part which cannot be found because of disconnection in destination resource system.
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Cloud Services for Collaborative Web Based Project Management System

Cloud Services for Collaborative Web Based Project Management System

The central idea behind our application is to prevent and mitigate the effects of software project failure due to lack of essential parameters such as user input, incomplete requirements & specifications , changing requirements & specifications , unclear objectives of project which usually occur due to lack of communication between the client and remotely situated software development teams. Our application aids in providing an environment to manage change and configuration requirements and a system that is designed to give you visibility into the development process that will help you maintain total control of the application lifecycle .It will serve as a base platform between the client and remotely situated teams as well as all stake holders of the project can monitor project development progress. Cloud based P.M.S. will definitely enhance the productivity and success rate of software development. And the important feature is that it can provide SAAS. Thus, the user can use these services according to their requirement.
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OPERATION OF ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION COMPATIBILITY TOWARDS TECHNICAL ADVANCEMENT

OPERATION OF ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION COMPATIBILITY TOWARDS TECHNICAL ADVANCEMENT

and customer information are developed and integrated for effective communication and collaboration. On the other hand several readings have exposed that all ERP applications are not effective in refining the efficiency and capabilities of a firm. According to Legare (2002) “ERP operation failure rate is from 30-50%”, however firms try to implement these structures because they are vital to receptive forecasting and communication. Because of globalization the competition among the firms increases which in turn give pressure for execution of ERP projects in huge numbers. So a practical context which deals with tricky problem of assessing ERP projects is mandatory. It has been found that, exclusive risks in ERP application arise due to interdependencies of business progressions, databases and process reengineering. According to Markus et al. (2000) three main factors that can be responsible for failure of ERP system are: improper planning or poor management; change in business goals during project; and absence of business management support. Both software and business perspective differs each other, i.e., from a software perception ERP systems is comprehensive. But from the business view it is found that software and business procedures need to be associated, which comprises a blend of business process strategy and software alignments. So a procedural method to ERP system design is inadequate. It also facilitates an assessment of the configuration of current processes with those provided by the ERP system. Implementation of ERP in distributed organizations is quite difficult because they repeatedly have diverse procedures, business and data semantics, hierarchies and decision centers. But these enterprise systems act as a pillar for the communication and information control and act as a best business practises for the organization, (Shehab et al., 2004).
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Module Management Tool in Software Development Organizations

Module Management Tool in Software Development Organizations

The software architect devotes best effort for deriving an overall structural model of the system as a collection of several modules [1] , as far as possible by retaining loose links. This helps the developers to modify the modules almost independently, irrespective of the codes of other modules. But in reality, it is not always feasible to develop any system as a collection of only mutually independent modules. Module management [2-4] is a very important job at the developers surface to improve the process visibility and the overall cost effectiveness. In object oriented model, modules are objects with private state and defined operations on that states. In the data flow models, modules are functional transformations. In both cases, module may be implemented as sequential components or as processes. An object-oriented model of a system architecture structures the system into a set of loosely coupled objects with well-defined interface [5,6] .
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JISTEM J.Inf.Syst. Technol. Manag.  vol.13 número3

JISTEM J.Inf.Syst. Technol. Manag. vol.13 número3

In project 1, focus group was a discussion of six participants guided by the researcher within this specific project. The researcher used a script created to initiate and structure the discussion. The approaches to gather information about situations, users, customers, collaborators and other stakeholders were institutional documents, attitudes from the community (nursing houses and institutions of social solidarity) and software applications in use. Then, we also did a questionnaire to verify if users agreed with the functionalities of our application. We intend to have suggestions about our layouts, functionalities, usability, and user’s own comments. Around 20 semi-structured interviews were made to allow the interviewees to have some space to comment and/or present their concerns. The interviews were in a person-to-person interaction form. They were conducted in different social centres, private organisations, with different members. Firstly, we prepared the text for the interviews and we selected the staff members of each institution according a defined profile. After each set of interviews with people from the same profile (technical and/or services director) in each of the five institutions, we analysed the data and started to design the first sketches of the application. Then, we interviewed the information systems technician of each institution. Another phase of interviews with previous staff members was made to consolidate and correct the gathered information. Finally, we interviewed the administrative staff that would be in charge of the application use. Sixteen questions were designed to gather information from the interviewees, either to understand the procedures and interactions in and out the institutions or to know the type of complaints about work situations experienced. We were interested, namely, to identify the kind of information that was necessary for users’ management; the compulsory information to be exchanged between the institution and the social security system; the access points to consult information; people that should be involved in the process and the output documents that should be created. In parallel with the previously collected information, we also wanted to understand the difficulties that staff, in nursing homes, had when dealing with the whole amount of information that is spread all over the institution.
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SOFTWARE AGENTS IN NETWORK MANAGEMENT

SOFTWARE AGENTS IN NETWORK MANAGEMENT

There has been some controversy about the definition of software agents, mainly due to its association with various expectations and contexts. One generic definition that seems to be consensual is that software agents are autonomous processes capable of performing actions with some specific goal, usually on behalf of some user or on behalf of another process (Finin et al., 1998). Other authors claim that an agent must also “perform its actions with some level of proactivity and/or reactiveness” and “exhibits some level of the key attributes of learning, co-operation and mobility” to meet the conditions to become a software agent (Green et al., 1997).
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SOME ISSUES OF THE AIRPORT MANAGEMENT

SOME ISSUES OF THE AIRPORT MANAGEMENT

of the airport buildings and land is also important. As a business executive, the manager is in charge of public relations; financial planning; profitable and efficient day-to-day operation; and coordination of airline, concession, and airport facilities to best serve the tenants and flying public. The airport manager’s primary duty is the safe and efficient operation of the airport and all its facilities regardless of its size. However, at least in the larger commercial airports, the manager does not have direct control over most flying activities. He or she must deal with all groups and individuals who use the airport facilities. These include representatives of the airlines that schedule flights, maintain and service their aircraft, and process passengers; all segments of the general aviation community and individual and corporate owners and operators of aircraft; and the government-employed staffs of the air traffic control facilities, customs, and so forth. All of these groups can be regarded as tenants of the airport, carrying on their independent activities. Besides dealing with the companies and individuals directly concerned with flying, the manager is in contact with concessionaires who operate restaurants, shops, and parking facilities, and with the traveling public.
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Managing Software Development Projects, The Project Management Process

Managing Software Development Projects, The Project Management Process

Abstract: Software development projects are logically divided into phases that are composing the project life cycle. The name and number of these phases are industry dependent, so they are completely different from one field of activity to another. Typically, the phases are scheduled sequentially but in some cases a project may take clear advantages by running the phases concurrently.

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DevOps practices in incident management process

DevOps practices in incident management process

Due to the automation practices like testing and deployment, the interviewees also pointed that they could perform more emergency changes, contributing to the health of the application and to solve the incidents that cause more impact faster. They have also shared, that they would like to fully apply some of the practices like test automation, automated monitoring and infrastructure as code because they understand that by applying this, they would have more benefits. Most of the practices were implemented by request of the AM team’s client, however some of them, like Feedback Loops Between Dev and Ops and Process Standardisation, were practices that are encouraged to be practiced by the team management, due to the performance improvement that these practices can bring. Also, due to the Feedback Loops, the AM team could expose some concerns regarding the new developments, contributing to the quality of the new developments and prevent future issues on the application.
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Process analysis using business process management: a case study on incident management

Process analysis using business process management: a case study on incident management

BP analysis is performed to evaluate the BP performance in its current state, revealing the existing imperfections and inefficiencies, which allows a first glance of what can be improved and redesigned (Weske, 2012a; Aalst, 2013; Dumas et al., 2013). This evaluation is key for managers to perceive BP improvement opportunities and take decisions towards that change (Dumas et al., 2013). A proper analysis allows process owners to have an inside end-to-end look of BP and understanding which issues are to be addressed in the process as a whole (Aalst, La Rosa and Santoro, 2016). It also gives an overview of what key performance indicators (KPI) are being or not being achieved. Mansar and Reijers (2004, 2005) propose a framework to evaluate redesign best practices in four dimensions – cost, time, quality and flexibility.
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Scheduling in Engineering, Project, and Production Management

Scheduling in Engineering, Project, and Production Management

In the first of the engineering management papers, Imai and Kojima present a systematic process to compare the thermal comfort provided by radiant and convective heating systems. A small office room was modelled using simulation software to analyze temperature and airflow distributions in the room. Although radiant heating can provide satisfactory thermal comfort even when the room temperature is low, thermal comfort depends on the temperature of the air flow. The authors argue that

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Business process management in sustainable property/asset management by using the TotalObserver

Business process management in sustainable property/asset management by using the TotalObserver

TotalObserver [13, 14] is a software solution for FM and PM, which integrates a set of modules and features intended for the management of all business processes. TotalObserver is intended for companies that operate in the field of asset management, and have a tendency to simplify and cut costs of the process while increasing the quality of service and generat- ing savings. The solution provides the establishment and management of the entire spectrum of services and activities related to the asset management. This solution is fully adapted to the local and regional markets and is primarily intended for medium and large companies. The solution was verified through a series of integrations during which a wide range of good practices was identified and incorporated into the software, the solution also allows additional adjustments which are the task that is realized in the process of porting and integration. The business model, in which this solution is offered on the market, can be fully implemented in accordance with the business dynamics and user capabilities of local companies.
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Maturity model for configuration management

Maturity model for configuration management

Crosby was one of the pioneers, when in 1979 created the structure that is subjacent to the maturity framework (Rao & Jamieson, 2003), conceiving a Quality Management Maturity Grid (Nord, Dorbecker, & Bohmann, 2016). His creation contributed significantly for the development of quality maturity concept (Wang, Xue, Wy, & Candidate, 2016). In the end of ’80s, US Department with the intention to evaluate the capabilities of software companies, proposed to Watts Humphrey, to the Software Engineering Institute and to Miter Corporation to solve this task. The result of this task was the well-known Capability Maturity Model (CMM) (Proença, Borbinha, Abramowicz, & Paschke, 2018). The MM notoriety grew with the creation of this model (Mettler & Rohner, 2009), which provoke a strong adherence by organizations of all domains and the attention of the research community (Achi et al., 2016), where were created diverse models in different domains, like in construction (Jia et al., 2013), or in project management (Brookes, Butler, Dey, Clark, & Beverly, 2014), or even in agriculture sector (L. Reis et al., 2018). MM is intrinsically associated with three concepts. Their description can be visualized in Table 8.
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Comparison of software development methodologies based on the SWEBOK

Comparison of software development methodologies based on the SWEBOK

Management issues: these issues are related to act of planning and allocating resources to perform the maintenance as well as organiza- tional aspects. The management should be concerned with the align- ment of organizational objectives, how the organization will benefit with the maintenance of the product and the trade-off maintenance cost/extending software life. Staffing issues are also important, be- cause people who are in charge of maintenance tend to be considered, with prejudice, less-ranked staff. This issue is very relevant, as main- tenance staff is very important to keep. They are essential for the survival of the software, and current changes of staff carry cost and effort increase, to provide the required knowledge. Process manage- ment during the pre-delivery phase is also an issue, as maintenance staff as to be provided with the proper knowledge, but it should not create obstacles to its development speed and efficiency. Also, as it was referred previously, the maintenance process carries tasks outside the scope of development and these activities are a known challenge to the management of the process. Outsourcing and organizational as- pects are issues related with the choice of staffing, the duality between choosing a member of the development team to perform maintenance or someone outside the scope of development. Recurring to people from a different organization but reporting to people within the or- ganization, is also an option to retain. This is normally designated as outsourcing and concerns problems that should be addressed to the management of maintenance.
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