An integrated simulation modelling framework for decision aids in enterprise software development process

Seungho Lee, Nurcin Celik, Young Jun Son

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Development of enterprise software systems requires the collaboration of many stakeholders that form a complex social network. The goal of this paper is to propose a novel simulation modelling framework, which will allow the stakeholders to perform what-if analyses before making their decisions. The proposed framework involves four different modelling paradigms, including Bayesian belief network, Belief-Desire-Intention mimicking a human decision, game-theory mimicking interactions of humans with conflicting goals, and system dynamics for an overall software development. The proposed framework is illustrated with a real case study in Kuali, which is an open source project currently under development by nine universities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-76
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 11 2009
Externally publishedYes



  • Enhancement management
  • Intelligent agent
  • Open source
  • Simulation
  • Software development process

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Modeling and Simulation

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