Journal of International Information Management


Efficiency in software development projects is examined. Project management tools— GANTT charts, program evaluation and review technique (PERT), and critical path method (CPM) are defined and discussed. Of these productivity tools GANTT charts and PERT are the most relevant. Based on an analysis by Shelmerdine (1989), six steps that pro\ide guidelines for software development are presented. These steps provide the project manager with an opportunity to produce efficiency and deliver a software development project on time. Selected project management software packages are presented.