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Vienna University of Technology
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A 'State of the Art' Evaluation of PM-Systems Exploring their missing Functionalities

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Speech with proceedings
Abstract: 
Project management (PM) is crucial to successfully accomplished projects within their predefined goals. To support this process, project management tools are required to foster project members to minimize overruns in time and budget. The presented work is part of a three years project to add semantic technologies to project management for increasing its efficiency. <br> To study the functionalities of current PM systems and for developing a semantically enriched software system, an evaluation of four open source PM tools was carried out. For this work, we started with an online research to obtain a list of the most common/available open source PM systems. Afterwards, we chose the four most common mentioned systems. <br> In addition, qualitative face-to-face interviews with eleven companies, mainly operating in the IT domain, were conducted to reveal missing functionalities as well as usable information about lacks of current project management solutions. The questionnaire contained 27 questions concerning different category groups, such as "general information", "tools & functionalities" and "(reusing) stored information". This paper outlines strengths, weaknesses and problems related to current PM (tools). Results have shown that inconsistent data storage and incomplete up-to-date information of ongoing projects are critical issues, which are not completely covered by existing systems.
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Department Focus: 
Business Informatics
TU Focus: 
Information and Communication Technology
Proceedings: 
Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Project Management
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Year: 
2010
ISBN: 
ISBN: 978-4-902378-19-1
Pages: 
90 - 101
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Acceptance undecided
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<u>B. Dippelreiter</u>, C. Grün, M. Pöttler: <br>"<i><a href="http://publik.tuwien.ac.at/files/PubDat_189163.pdf" target="_blank" class="publist">A 'State of the Art' Evaluation of PM-Systems Exploring their missing Functionalities</a></i>"; <br>Talk: 5th International Conference on Project Management, Makuhari Messe and Tokyo Disney Resort, Japan; 10-12-2010 - 10-15-2010; in: "<i>Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Project Management</i>", (2010), ISBN: 978-4-902378-19-1; 90 - 101.<br><br> <a href="https://publik.tuwien.ac.at/showentry.php?ID=189163&lang=2" class="publist"><i>More information</i></a><br><br>
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