Alignment of Software Project Management with the Business Strategy in VSEs: Model and Evaluation

  • Carlos Montenegro
  • Geovani Barragán
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 721)


Using DSR approach, this paper proposes the design and evaluation of a model type artifact, for the alignment of software project management with business strategy in Very Small Entities (VSE). The model design phase establishes the alignment strategy and processes to value generation, as well as their indicators, using IT best practices combination. The validation phase is done through the model application in a case study, with three software projects with different levels of complexity and progress, into an Ecuadorian VSE. The Case Study evidences the following factors with the most significant effect: value generation assurance, application of alignment processes and procedures; and, early adoption of the model. So, the work contributes providing a practical tool for the practitioners and on the expansion of the existing body of knowledge concerning the alignment of Software Projects with the Business Strategy.


Software project management Value generation Alignment model Very small entities (VSE) DSR 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Escuela Politécnica NacionalQuitoEcuador
  2. 2.INCOTEC ServicesQuitoEcuador

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