Scientific Conferences

Papers presented by Mihai Despa at scientific conferences.

THE COST OF INNOVATION IN SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

The paper tackles the issue of determining the cost of innovation in software development projects. Innovation can be achieved either in a planned or unplanned manner. The paper approaches the issues were innovation is planned for. As a starting point an innovative software development project is analysed. The project is depicted step by step as it was implemented, from inception… Read more →

INNOVATIVE IT PROJECTS FOCUSED ON USER CENTRED DESIGN

This paper is directed towards analysing the concept of innovation within software development projects by means of user-centred design. Innovation is defined in the context of software development projects. The article covers the field of web application development but also provides references and examples from other related IT areas like mobile application development and hardware development. Software development projects are… Read more →

FORMALIZING THE ISDF SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT METH-ODOLOGY

The paper is aimed at depicting the ISDF software development methodology by emphasizing quality management and software development lifecycle. The ISDF methodology was built especially for innovative software development projects. The ISDF methodology was developed empirically by trial and error in the process of implementing multiple innovative projects. The research process began by analysing key concepts like innovation and software… Read more →

FORMALIZING INCREMENTAL INNOVATION IN SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

The current paper tackles the issues of formalizing the process of generating innovative results in software development projects. The paper is focused on incremental innovation. Incremental innovation was defined then innovation was analyzed in the context of implementing projects in several fields not related to the software development industry. Data and information on innovation was collected by reviewing case studies… Read more →

ASSIGNING WEIGHTS FOR QUALITY SOFTWARE METRICS AGGREGATION

The description of quality software metrics is presented. Based on a set of quality characteristics, specialized and application oriented characteristics systems are built. For each characteristic there are countless level estimation models, from which a significant one is debated. A model in which the codomain is between [0,1] is selected for each characteristic correlated with a high level of orthogonality… Read more →

STATISTICAL INDICATORS FOR MEASURING INNOVATION IN IT PROJECT MANAGEMENT

The concept of project management innovation is submitted and particular characteristics of IT project management innovation are depicted. The stages of innovative IT project development cycle are described. The characteristics that differentiate innovative IT project management from traditional IT project management are enunciated. The factors that influence the innovativeness level are studied and appropriate indicators are generated. Properties of the… Read more →

SOFTWARE TESTING, CYBERNETIC PROCESS

The objective of this article derives from the need to analyse the importance of the testing process from the perspective of mobile applications, innovative applications, structured entities and collaborative security components. The software testing process is described in the context of software quality assurance. The necessity of software testing is illustrated and objectives and deliverables within the testing process are… Read more →

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN INNOVATION ORIENTED IT PROJECTS

This paper focuses on resource management in the context of innovative software development projects. The research process is aimed at identifying key aspects of resource management. Research hypothesis are formulated based on previous experiences in managing software development projects. Financial resource management is analysed and expenditures proprietary to software development projects are highlighted. The human resources factor is depicted as… Read more →

RESEARCH ON INNOVATIVE IT PROJECT MANAGEMENT

The article addresses the topic of project management in terms of developing innovative web applications. The topic is addressed gradually in a five chapter paper. The general structure and framework used for developing IT projects is displayed and the role played by innovation is depicted. Particular features for IT projects aimed at software development are presented. The main structures used… Read more →

QUALITY ASSURANCE IN INNOVATIVE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

The article is centered on quality assurance in innovative software development projects. The field of quality management is parsed and leading trends and methods are highlighted. The quality assurance analysis will start by tackling generic innovative processes, will then switch to the more particular field of innovative software development projects and will finally dissect an actual innovative online e-learning platform.… Read more →

PROJECT MANAGEMENT DATA IN INNOVATION ORIENTED SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

The focus of this article is on project management data acquisition, analysis, processing and classification in the context of innovation oriented software development. The role played by data in the decision-making process is highlighted. Main data categories, specific to IT project management, are depicted. Data sources are described and analyzed. Data collection process specific to software development project management is… Read more →

ONLINE COMMUNITIES FOCUSED ON IT INNOVATION

This article is directed towards learning, sharing, validation and dissemination opportunities provided by the online communities for the benefit of software developers. Web- based communities are ideal for learning from other professionals new development methodologies, for receiving code writing tips or acquiring cutting edge algorithms. Online communities are also presented as suitable environments for sharing information, code or even developers… Read more →

INNOVATION IN SOCIAL MEDIA PROJECTS

The subject debated in this article consists of identifying innovation opportunities provided by social media projects. The social media environment is described and critical aspects that differentiate it from traditional media environment are presented. Popular social media websites are listed and briefly described while at the same time showcasing their purpose and features. Social media relevance for the business environment… Read more →

DEVELOPING THE PROPER ENVIRONMENT FOR INNOVATION IN IT PROJECTS

The main focus of the article is aimed at setting up the proper environment of an IT project which targets innovative results. The article mirrors the authors’ professional experience in the field of IT project management and exposes theoretical knowledge sifted by the business environment rigors. Traditional IT project environment is depicted and key factors are highlighted. The basic framework… Read more →

PERFORMANCE AND SECURITY REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLEX APPLICATIONS

This paper approaches the issue of performance in the context generated by complex computer applications development. The concept of complex computer application is formalized. Categories of complex applications are listed and individualized. Mobile applications and the devices they were intended for are defined in correlation with complex applications standards. Citizen oriented applications are introduced and presented as problem solving and… Read more →

COST CONTROL AND BUDGET UPDATE IN SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

The paper is focused on software development project’s budgeting procedure. Software development costs are listed and salary expenses are highlighted as the main expenditures of a software development project. A research hypothesis is formulated and a method for validating the hypothesis is proposed. Data from a real-life project is used in order to obtain measurable results. The basic unit for… Read more →