Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net)
This paper aims to highlight the importance of modeling amongst the processes that may assure the success of an IT project. Also, the paper introduces a set of rules to follow, in order for the software system abstractization activity to have a positive outcome. It is spoken a lot in the specialized literature about the importance of abstractization when modeling systems. Although there are numerous reasons to make out of modeling an activity in which rigour is efficiently combined with creativity, studies show that managers trade off the advantages of formalization, that are visible in the long term, by simply forcing the success of projects according to some risky development schemes, from the management's perspective.