GitHub2PROV: Provenance for Supporting Software Project Management


Heather S. Packer, Adriane Chapman, and Leslie Carr, University of Southampton


Software project management is a complex task that requires accurate information and experience to inform the decisionmaking process. In the real world software project managers rarely have access to perfect information. In order to support them, we propose leveraging information from Version Control Systems and their repositories to support decision-making. In this paper, we propose a PROV model GitHub2PROV, which extends Git2PROV with details about GitHub commits and issues from GitHub repositories. We discuss how this model supports project management decisions in agile development, specifically in terms of Control Schedule Reviews and workload.

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@inproceedings {235862,
author = {Heather S. Packer and Adriane Chapman and Leslie Carr},
title = {{GitHub2PROV}: Provenance for Supporting Software Project Management},
booktitle = {11th International Workshop on Theory and Practice of Provenance (TaPP 2019)},
year = {2019},
address = {Philadelphia, PA},
url = {},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = jun