Academic Journals

Papers published by Mihai Despa in academic journals.

COMPARATIVE STUDY ON SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT METHODOLOGIES

This paper focuses on the current state of knowledge in the field of software development methodologies. It aims to set the stage for the formalization of a software development methodology dedicated to innovation orientated IT projects. The paper starts by depicting specific characteristics in software development project management. Managing software development projects involves techniques and skills that are proprietary to… Read more →

USER ORIENTED REENGINEERING FOR MOBILE APPLICATIONS

Characteristics of mobile applications in terms of development, usage and investment process are highlighted; analysed from the point of view of the investor, target group and return on investment. Mobile applications are designed to record user behaviour and databases assembled during this process represents raw material for the reengineering process. Recording user behaviour is showcased in the context on an… Read more →

THE ADAPTIVE NATURE OF MANAGING SOFTWARE INNOVATION

The focus of this article is pointed at adaptive management in the context of innovative software projects. Software development is presented through the filter of innovation. The aspects that differentiate software innovation from any other kind of innovation are highlighted. Adaptive management is addressed from a general point of view. The circumstances that require adaptive management are emphasized. Methods of… Read more →

RISK MANAGEMENT IN CITIZEN ORIENTED INNOVATIVE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

This paper tackles the subject of risk management in the specific context of citizen oriented innovative software development projects. Research hypotheses are enunciated. Research standards and methodology are defined. Using data collected from specialized scientific literature, the risk management issue is highlighted as an important aspect of fighting software development projects failure. Methods for identifying risk in innovative software development… Read more →

MANAGING INNOVATION IN IT PROJECTS

The main subject of this article is innovation, with practical applications in IT projects. The article is composed of five major parts. The first one particularizes IT projects and highlights the main characteristics of this type of endeavors. The second part illustrates innovation in a wider landscape with just a few IT references. The third part offers some tips and… Read more →

EVOLUTION AND TRENDS REGARDING THE CONCEPTS OF INNOVATION AND INVENTION

The paper is focused on analysing the difference between the concepts of innovation and invention in terms of trends and evolution. The research is centred on innovation with invention being a benchmark for validating results. An economic perspective regarding the differences between invention and innovation is presented. The differences between the two concepts are also analysed from a legal point… Read more →