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Annals of Computer Science and Information Systems, Volume 8

Proceedings of the 2016 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems

Hard lessons learned: delivering usability in IT projects


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15439/2016F20

Citation: Proceedings of the 2016 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 8, pages 13791382 ()

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Abstract. Effective project management requires the development of a realistic plan which aims to ensure the success of the project and ultimately deliver a high quality product to customers. However, experience shows that the majority of software vendors managing projects suffer from numerous problems to provide usability in IT solutions and complete a project in a given time with success. In this paper we discuss, analyze and synthesize the outcomes of a study conducted among IT firms in Poland. As a result, we have identified eight stimulants and three non-stimulants that affect the usability of software products, which later were stratified into three levels. Finally, we outline some of the lessons learned, summarized and expressed as a set of eleven goal-oriented rules.


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