Research-in-progress: an empirical investigation of the decision of whether or not to undertake risk response actions in software projects

Moeini, Mohammad and Rivard, Suzanne (2012) Research-in-progress: an empirical investigation of the decision of whether or not to undertake risk response actions in software projects. In: The 7th International Research Workshop on IT Project Management (IRWITPM), 15 Dec 2012, Orlando, Florida.

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Abstract

Although software project risk management has been found to positively affect project success, research suggests that software project risk management is not widely practiced. Addressing this issue, this research-in-progress paper focuses on the risk-response step of risk management and proposes a model that explains and predicts software project managers’ undertaking of risk-response actions. The theoretical model integrates behavioral decision making under uncertainty literature and the reasoned action approach. Especially, the availability heuristic (i.e., people’s reliance on the accessible information to make judgments) is used to explain the variation in the project managers’ beliefs about the outcomes of continuing-risk-inaction and undertaking risk-response actions. The paper presents the survey methodology that will be adopted to test the model.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Software project risk management, risk response actions, availability heuristic, survey methodology
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
Depositing User: Mohammad Moeini Aghkariz
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2016 13:51
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2016 13:51
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/61661
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