Assessing benefits and impact creation in IST research projects

Kim Jansson, Iiris Karvonen, Outi Kettunen, Martin Ollus, Chiara Galbusera, Stefano Perini, Giacomo Tavola, Fenareti Lampathaki, Dimitros Panopoulos

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    This paper describes novel methodologies for assessing benefits and impact creation in IST related research projects. The paper first includes a Verification & Validation (V&V) method developed for evaluating of Future Internet software components implementation in a multi-sectorial environment. The proposed approach is based on best of breed V&V methodologies characterized by a structured assessment of the software quality at different levels and a reduced set of business indicators able to evaluate the business impact of the integrated solution. All of these are deployed via a configurable V&V Package based on a web interface. Second it includes a methodology for maximising post project impact creating through activity monitoring. The method used is based on impact waves and success tree approaches. Examples are given of practical implementation in the EU FP7, FI-PPP Project FITMAN. At the end of the paper the practical experiences and lessons learned from our work are also described.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2015 IST-Africa Conference
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-9058-2451-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventIST-Africa 2015 Conference - Lilongwe, Malawi
    Duration: 6 May 20158 May 2015 (IST-Africa 2015 Conference Report)


    ConferenceIST-Africa 2015 Conference
    OtherPart of IST-Africa Week 2015
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    • impact creation
    • software engineering
    • verification and validation
    • manufacturing


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