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Author Joglekar, Nitin R. ♦ Anderson, Edward G. ♦ Shankaranarayanan, G.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2013
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Aggregate project planning ♦ Kalman filtering ♦ Data quality ♦ Value of data
Abstract We examine the management of data accuracy in inter-organizational data exchanges using the context of distributed software projects. Organizations typically manage projects by outsourcing portions of the project to partners. Managing a portfolio of such projects requires sharing data regarding the status of work-in-progress residing with the partners and estimates of these projects' completion times. Portfolio managers use these data to assign projects to be outsourced to partners. These data are rarely accurate. Unless these data are filtered, inaccuracies can lead to myopic and expensive sourcing decisions. We develop a model that uses project-status data to identify an optimal assignment of projects to be outsourced. This model permits corruption of project-status data. We use this model to compute the costs of using perfect versus inaccurate project-status data and show that the costs of deviation from optimal are sizable when the inaccuracy in the data is significant. We further propose a filter to correct inaccurate project-status data and generate an estimate of true progress. With this filter, depending on the relative magnitudes of errors, we show that accuracy of project-status data can be improved and the associated economic benefit is significant. We illustrate the improvement in accuracy and associated economic benefit by instantiating the model and the filter. We further elaborate on how the model parameters may be estimated and used in practice.
ISSN 19361955
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2013-05-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 19361963
Journal Journal of Data and Information Quality (JDIQ)
Volume Number 4
Issue Number 3
Page Count 22
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 22

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