THE USE OF MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS TO ASSESS THE FUNCTIONALITY OF THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
E.S. Egorova, N.A. Popova
The relevance of the article is due to the existing complexity in the selection of software products that can effectively manage projects in various fields of activity. Therefore, for a full-fledged, diverse analysis of the systems represented on the industry market, it has been proposed to use a two-step method of formalized evaluation of the functionality of software and systems. As a result of the first stage, the results of a multivariate analysis of the software of automated project management systems currently on the market are presented. In the course of the criterion assessment, the functional and instrumental characteristics required for products of this type were selected. For each indicator, it has been proposed to use weights and ranking maps. The results of the analysis showed that the most important indicators for evaluating the automated project management software are: integration mechanisms with third-party systems, the possibility of networked multi-user interaction, technology for organizing business management processes in project management systems. At the second stage of the research, it was proposed, using functional and instrumental characteristics, to rank software products based on the opinion of experts in the field of design. For this, the method of verbal analysis of decisions was used. Thus, the evaluation of software products has allowed to conclude that in the market there are universal software that has its own advantages and disadvantages, but is not suitable for use in highly specialized areas. However, the method of verbal analysis of decisions based on the opinions of experts in the field of design allows you to choose the most effective tool for project management in a specific industry area.
Keywords: automated system, project management, software, project management, multivariate analysis, criterial assessment, ranking map,verbal analysis of solutions