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Towards a Hybrid Approach for Software Project Management using Ontology Alignment

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2017
Abdelghany Salah Abdelghany, Nagy Ramadan Darwish, Hesham Ahmed Hefny

Abdelghany Salah Abdelghany, Nagy Ramadan Darwish and Hesham Ahmed Hefny. Towards a Hybrid Approach for Software Project Management using Ontology Alignment. International Journal of Computer Applications 168(6):12-19, June 2017. BibTeX

	author = {Abdelghany Salah Abdelghany and Nagy Ramadan Darwish and Hesham Ahmed Hefny},
	title = {Towards a Hybrid Approach for Software Project Management using Ontology Alignment},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {June 2017},
	volume = {168},
	number = {6},
	month = {Jun},
	year = {2017},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {12-19},
	numpages = {8},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2017914438},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


Many software projects are still behind schedule, over budget estimates and fail to meet user requirements. One of the important reasons for those failures is a lack of project management. With the growing trend of adopting the agile methodologies, there are two opposite sides: agile and traditional project management approach. It is advisable to use both approaches or to combine them within a software company. This may be useful for software companies that run different projects using different project management methodologies. So, the question is how to integrate both approaches in a single project management framework. In this paper, the researchers propose a novel approach that combines different project management methodologies based on the alignment of their ontological models. Two project management methodologies are considered: Scrum and PMBOK representing agile and traditional approach respectively. This approach also helps introduce new tools or integrate the existing tools for supporting this integration.


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Software Development, Agile Methodologies, PMBOK, Scrum, Ontology Alignment Process, Ontology Matching Techniques