Tag Archive for innovation

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →