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QPLAN: Decision support for evaluating planning quality in software development projects

Féris, Marco Antônio Amaral; Zwikael, Ofer; Gregor, Shirley

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Decisions about whether or not to approve a project plan for execution are critical. A decision to continue with a bad plan may lead to a failed project, whereas requesting unnecessary additional planning for an already high-quality plan may be counterproductive. However, these decisions can be influenced by psychological biases, such as the endowment effect, optimism bias and ambiguity effect, which are enhanced when uncertainty is substantial and information incomplete. As a result, a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/218342
Source: Decision Support Systems
DOI: 10.1016/j.dss.2017.02.008

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