Software Project Pool: A Game for Learning Software Project Bidding


  • Grissa Vianney Maturana-Gonzalez
  • Carlos Mario Zapata-Jaramillo
  • Jose David Mosquera-Tobon
  • Diana Judith Medina-Gonzalez
  • Juan Sebastian Arias-Velasquez


Software project bidding is a phase of the marketing process of a project. Estimating cost and time are important activities in such a phase. Expert judgment is necessary for software project estimation. Some authors propose games related to software management focused on other topics like development lifecycle, project risks, schedule planning, and human resource management, among others. However, the simulation of the bidding activities between a seller and vendor is poorly reported in software management games. We propose a game for illustrating the offer made to a company during a bidding invitation and the variables considered by the client. In such a game students can learn about vendor evaluation factor for selecting a software development company and connections between cost and time.