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Recommended Citation: Brewer, J L, K C Dittman, and G Ghatge.  A Study of Software Methodology Analysis:“Great Taste or Less Filling”  In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2005, v 22 (Columbus OH): §2153. ISSN: 1542-7382. (A later version appears in Information Systems Education Journal 4(71). ISSN: 1545-679X.)
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A Study of Software Methodology Analysis:“Great Taste or Less Filling”

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Refereed13 pages
Jeffrey L. Brewer    [a1] [a2]
Department of Computer and Information Technology
Purdue University    [u1] [u2]
West Lafayette, Indiana, USA    [c1] [c2]

Kevin C. Dittman    [a1] [a2]
Department of Computer and Information Technology
Purdue University    [u1] [u2]
West Lafayette, Indiana, USA    [c1] [c2]

Gaurav Ghatge    [a1] [a2]
Department of Computer and Information Technology
Purdue University    [u1] [u2]
West Lafayette, Indiana, USA    [c1] [c2]

Software project management methodologies that have developed in the past couple of decades have done so to address the endemic problem of software project failures caused, in a large part, by lack of planning and poor execution. Methodologies like Waterfall, Sashimi, Spiral and Agile have all become key tools in a project manager’s tool box. With so many methodologies littering the software development domain, it begs the question as to which development methodology is the right one for a particular project. How does a project manager know which methodology available today is the right one to produce satisfactory results? In this paper we address these questions and also how to aid students in their understanding of these choices.

Keywords: project management, methodology, scrum, rational unified process, rup

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