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Why is software late? An empirical study of reasons for delay in software development

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1 Author(s)
van Genuchten, Michiel ; Dept. of Manage. Inf. Syst. & Autom., Eindhoven Univ. of Technol., Netherlands

A study of the reasons for delay in software development is described. The aim of the study was to gain an insight into the reasons for differences between plans and reality in development activities in order to be able to take actions for improvement. A classification was used to determine the reasons. 160 activities, comprising over 15000 hours of work, have been analyzed. The results and interpretations of the results are presented. Insight into the predominant reasons for delay enabled actions for improvements to be taken in the department concerned. Because the distribution of reasons for delay varied widely from one department to another, it is recommended that every department should gain an insight into its reasons for delay in order to be able to take adequate actions for improvement

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Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:17 ,  Issue: 6 )