Integrated Tool for Information Systems Auditing, Mazen, Dr. Sherif A., Riad Dr. Mokhtar B., and El-Henawy Dr. Sherif S. , Faculty of Computers and Information , Cairo University, (2009)


  • Associate of the Institute of Management Consultancy (IMC)
  • Member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ)
  • Member of Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
  • Member of the Commercial Community (GIZA Branch)
  • Member of the European Information Correspondence Center (EICC)
  • Member of the Egyptian Society for I

Most of developing countries are now experiencing revolution in e-government to deliver
fluent and simple services for their citizens. But, the organization will face three main problems if it
decided to modernize its IT infrastructure; firstly, there are many solutions of new technologies, how to
choose between them. Secondly, what is the impact of the factors affect on those solutions? Thirdly,
what is the degree of readiness each of these factors to comply this new changing? Therefore, a
systematic approach to measure organization readiness for adopting this new solution is needed, this
paper proposes a practical framework helps in answering these questions and assists decision makers
in estimating organization readiness for adopting all IT suggested solutions and to compare between
these solutions. Whereas, it will use Multi-Criteria Decision Making method to rank the alternatives,
taking into account all the attributes and factors affect the result, finally, it assess the degree of
readiness of these factors to accept the preferred solution.

Assessment of Cloud Computing Adoption Models in E-government Environment, Ali, Kh. E., Mazen Sh. A., and Hassanein EE , (2017) Abstract

Most of developing countries are now experiencing revolution in e-government to deliver
fluent and simple services for their citizens. However, government sectors face many challenges in
modernization its e-governments’ services and its infrastructure. These challenges may lead to failure
of improving current services or developing new one. Therefore, there is a need for a solution to
overcome it. Cloud Computing plays a vital role to solve these problems. So, some of governments are
now tending to adopt cloud computing in their agencies for utilizing their benefits and overcome on e-
government challenges.
This paper demonstrates cloud computing, its characteristics, basic delivery models and deployment
models. It analyzes and reviews the literature proposed models of cloud computing adoption in e-
government environment. Finally, it compares between these models and classifies it to different
classifications from functionally perspective.

GIS and Strength Pareto Evolutionary Algorithm to Select Potential Sites for Literacy Classrooms, Aamer, Shaimaa Talaat Amin, Mazen Sherif, and Ezat Ehab , Journal of Cases on Information Technology (JCIT), (2016)
A Proposed Model for Evaluating Performance Indicators of Information Systems Project Management, D., Nagy R., Mazen Sherif A., and Riad Mokhtar B. , Egyptian Informatics Journal, Volume 6, Issue 1, p.77-97, (2005) Abstractevaluating_performance_indicators_of_ispm-2005.pdfWebsite

This paper is concerned with the evaluation of perfOrmance indicators of
Information Systems Project Management (IS-PM). It clarifies the relationships
between IS-I’M domains, performance metrics. quality metrics, and performance
indicators. This paper presents an elaborated list of quality metrics for IS-PM. Based
on. these IS-PM quality metrics and a combination of statistical techniques, we built a
model for calculating IS-PM performance indicators. The quality reviewers can use
this model to evaluate and track the performance of IS projects managers.
Keywords : Information Systems Project Management Performance Indicators
Performance Calculation - Model - Performance Metrics - Quality Metrics

A Survey on the State of the Art of Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP), Hassanein, Ahmed Abass A., Mazen S. A., and Hassanein EE , CIIT, Volume 6, p.39-46, (2014) AbstractWebsite

Due to the complexity of the development process of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP) this survey will meticulously analyze them from different points of views. In the beginning, a brief introduction to the definition of ERP systems showing their main concepts their history and evolution. Then, ERP systems are examined in order to show their essential software development characteristics. In addition, different ERP categorizations from software development point of views are derived from the current research which examined more than seventy of the most popular ERP systems. Furthermore, an overview of the common ERP software architectures are presented. Consequently, the major critical success factors which are needed to be considered when planning to adopt ERP systems is presented. Finally, the trend to include business process concepts into ERP systems is discussed emphasizing those features which are mainly supported in the current ERP systems.

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Integration Between Software Project Management and Change Management, Mazen, Sherif, Ezzat Ehab, and Afifi Amira Mohamed Gaber Rafaat , Giza, (2016) Abstract

Software projects deviate from their original plans due to changes that may happen during the software life cycle. Project managers depend on their experiences to estimate the effects of these changes on the duration and budget of their projects. Software projects should not deviate or crash with respect to the estimated deadline. Thus, any change should be estimated and studied before executing the plan.
In this thesis, we introduce a framework that integrates Software Project Management (SPM) and Software Change Management (SCM) to achieve the following objectives: First, when a change occurs, we go through the whole change management process before executing the plan. Second,monitoring the activities of the project by preparing and delivering managerial reports based on performance and improvements. When the Change Management Team (CMT) checks for the Change Request (CR), The CMT uses a sheet of rewards and punishments of the people responsible for each CR according to the completion date of the related CR (i.e. early CR means the responsible person will be rewarded; otherwise punished). Third,providing an accurate time variance to record any CRs finished earlier than planned which will result in revising the project plan or any delayed CRs that will derive management to take corrective actions to the project plan.Fourth,helping the management for better decision making in case of any budget deficit or surplus by using the cost variance to monitor the expenditures along the project plan. Fifth, increasing the prediction possibility of early project completion, which may result in revision of the operational processes that depend on the deadline of the project and notifying the higher level of management for further actions.
So,we will mainly focus on the project monitoring and controlling phase because it is one of the most important processes in developing any software project. It controls the operation of the project according to the project plan. In addition, it is one of the CMMI® process areas level 2.


  • Member of the Technical Office of The Unit of Managing the Higher Education Projects.
  • Director of Centre of Studies & Development of Computers and Information Systems, Faculty of Computers & Information – Cairo University, from 6/2/ 2006 – to 2011
  • Vice-Director of Centre of Studies & Development of Computers and Information Systems, Faculty of Computers & Information – Cairo University, from 2005 – to 2006.