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Course Detail

Course Name Software Project Management
Course Code 15CSE411
Program B. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering
Semester Eight
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Introduction to Software Project Management – Software Projects – ways of categorizing software projects – problems with software projects – Project Life Cycle – Management – Setting objectives – Stakeholders – Project Team – Step Wise: An overview of project planning – Project evaluation – Selection of appropriate project approach. Software effort estimation – function point analysis – objects point – COCOMO.

Unit 2

Activity planning – project schedules – sequencing and scheduling projects – Network planning models – AON and AOA – identifying critical activities – crashing and fast tracking, Risk management: Categories, Risk planning, management and control – Evaluating risks to the schedule, PERT. Resource allocation – identifying resource requirements – scheduling resources – creating critical paths – publishing schedule – cost schedules – sequence schedule.

Unit 3

Monitoring and control – Visualizing progress, Earned value analysis – Managing people and organizing teams – organizational structures – Planning for small projects. Case Study: PMBOK. Agile Development.

Text Books

  • Hughes B., Cotterell M. and Rajib M., “Software Project Management”, Fifth Edition, Tata McGrawHill, 2012.


  • Pressman R. S., “Software Engineering – A Practitioner’s Approach”, Eighth Edition, McGrawHill Publishers, 2014.
  • Jalote P., “Software Project Management in Practice”, Second Edition, Pearson Education, 2003

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