Project life cycle in open source software development / Deelailla Pakhalan

Pakhalan, Deelailla (2005) Project life cycle in open source software development / Deelailla Pakhalan. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


The usage of open source is getting wider nowadays. Day by day the number of open
source software project getting higher. Successfuiness of open source project is one of
the reasons why open source software is getting popular. When we talk about
successfuiness of a project, we will turn to the project management of the software
development. Project management is a crucial part in software development to ensure
the project success. As we know, the environment of the open source is different with
the environment of the close source, where in the open source environment, the
community or the project team is physically distributed. Therefore, the project
management of both close and open source also different. The research is a qualitative
study, aiming to develop new model of project life cycle in open source software
development, identify project management's attributes, and the project time
management in the open source software development. The main research method is
interviews; that are carried out to some coordinators and contributors of the open
source development. The analysis of the findings shows that attributes that involved
in open source software are purpose, ownership, resources, roles, risk and assumption,
interdependent task regardless timeline, organizational change and operating in an
environment larger than the project itself. Project time management is depends on the
project itself but for most of the open source project, there will always be six months
to complete a new release. The proposed model is divided into five phases, where
each one of these phases contains a set of associated activities. As a conclusion, the
proposed model and the analysis perhaps could contribute to meet market
expectations nowadays.


Item Type: Student Project
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Pakhalan, Deelailla
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Instruments and machines > Electronic Computers. Computer Science > Computer software
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Date: 2005
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