Alaska Simulator - A Journey to Planning

Barbara Weber, Jakob Pinggera, Stefan Zugal, Werner Wild

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Abstract

The Alaska Simulator is an interactive software toot developed at the University of Innsbruck which allows people to test, analyze and improve their own planning behavior. In addition, the Alaska Simulator call be used for studying research questions in the context of software project management and other related fields. Thereby, the Alaska Simulator uses a journey as a metaphor for planning a software project. In the context of software project management the simulator can be used to compare traditional rather plan-driven project management methods with more agile approaches. Instead of pre-planning everything in advance agile approaches spread planning activities throughout the project and provide mechanisms for effectively dealing with uncertainty. The biggest challenge thereby is to find the right balance between pre-planning activities and keeping options open. The Alaska Simulator allows to explore how much planning is needed under different circumstances.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Number of pages2
Volume31
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date2009
Pages253-254
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on eXtreme Programming and Agile Processes in Software Engineering - Sardinia, Italy
Duration: 25 May 200929 May 2009
Conference number: 10

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on eXtreme Programming and Agile Processes in Software Engineering
Number10
CountryItaly
CitySardinia
Period25/05/200929/05/2009
SeriesLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
ISSN1865-1348

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