Software Project Management - University of Engineering

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Software Project Management
By
Assistant Prof. Samana Zehra
[email protected]
Course Objective
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To learn the techniques required to
plan, organize, monitor and control
software projects
Learning aspects in SPM …
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Managing people, process and problems during a
software project
Relating software metrics with software projects
Estimating effort, cost and project duration
Risk assessment techniques
Project scheduling
Project quality management
Formal Technical Reviews (FTRs)
Change management during software development
and after delivery to customer
Books
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Text Book:
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Software Engineering: A Practitioner’s Approach
6/e or 7/e – by Roger Pressman
Reference Material:
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A Guide to The Project Management Body of
Knowledge – PMI Standards Committee
(William R. Duncan)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_project_ma
nagement
Other relevant resources will be included on
suggestions
Course Contents
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From Roger Pressman’s Book
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Chapter 21 - Project Management
Chapter 22 - Metrics for Process and Projects
Chapter 23 - Estimation
Chapter 24 - Project Scheduling
Chapter 25 - Risk Management
Chapter 26 - Quality Management (selected topics)
Chapter 27 - Change Management
Handouts from reference material
Evaluation Scheme
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Sessionals/Internal – 25 marks
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External – 25 marks
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Quiz (3 to 4) – 15 marks
Assignments (1-2) – 10 marks
Viva OR presentation OR both
Final Exam – 100 marks
LECTURE #1
Lecture Outline
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What is a Project
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What is Project Management
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Details relevant to Project
Details relevant to Project Management
What is Software Project Management
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Details relevant to Software Project
Management
What is a Project ?
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PMI definition
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It is a temporary endeavor (having
specific start and completion dates)
undertaken to create a unique product or
service
Elaborating the Definition …
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Temporary
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means that every project has a definite beginning and
definite end
End is reached when …
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project’s objectives have been achieved OR
It is clear that objective will not be met. The project is
terminated in such a situation
The term temporary does not apply to a project’s product
or service (which is a lasting result)
Unique
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means that the product or service is different in some
distinguishing way from all similar products or services
Projects
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Projects may involve a single person or thousands
Projects may be completed in hours, several
months or years
Examples of projects
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Developing a new product or service
Designing a new vehicle
Constructing a building
Running a campaign for political office
Implementing a new business procedure or process
And so on …
What is Project Management ?
It is the discipline of
planning, organizing, and managing resources
to bring about the successful completion of
specific project goals and objectives
Project Management
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Following are related to Project Management
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Professional Organizations
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Certifications
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Project Management Institute (PMI) (pmi.org)
Software Engineering Institute (SEI)
IEEE Software Engineering Group
PMI’s PMP (Project Management Professional)
The “PMBOK” – PMI Body of Knowledge
Tools
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MS Project
Primavera Project Manager
Project Management
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Project Management Skills
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Leadership
Communications
Problem Solving
Negotiating
Influencing the Organization
Mentoring
Process and technical expertise
Project Management
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Project Manager Positions
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Project Administrator / Coordinator
Assistant Project Manager
Project Manager / Program Manager
Executive Program Manager
V.P. Program Development
Project Management
Knowledge Areas
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PMI has suggested 9 Knowledge Areas
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Project Integration Management
Project Scope Management
Project Time Management
Project Cost Management
Project Quality Management
Project Human Resource Management
Project Communications Management
Project Risk Management
Project Procurement Management
Software Project Management
Management
Project
Management
Software
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Management
Software Project Management
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a sub-discipline of project
management in which software
projects are planned, monitored and
controlled
Project Planning
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Its purpose is to identify the
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scope of the project,
estimate the work involved,
and create a project schedule.
Project planning begins with requirements
that define the software to be developed.
The project plan is then developed to
describe the tasks that will lead to
completion
Project Monitoring and Control
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The purpose
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To keep the team and management up to date
on the project's progress.
If the project deviates from the plan, then the
project manager can take action to correct the
problem.
Project monitoring and control involves
status meetings to gather status from the
team. When changes need to be made,
change control is used to keep the products
up to date.
The End

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