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SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGEMENT

MC9252          SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGEMENT                

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UNIT I                  INTRODUCTION TO SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGEMENT          9

Project Definition – Contract Management – Activities Covered By Software Project Management – Overview Of Project Planning – Stepwise Project Planning.

UNIT II            PROJECT EVALUATION                                                                         9
Strategic Assessment – Technical Assessment – Cost Benefit Analysis – Cash Flow Forecasting – Cost Benefit Evaluation Techniques – Risk Evaluation.

UNIT III           ACTIVITY PLANNING                                                                               9

Objectives – Project Schedule – Sequencing And Scheduling Activities – Network Planning Models – Forward Pass – Backward Pass – Activity Float – Shortening Project Duration – Activity On Arrow Networks – Risk Management – Nature Of Risk – Types Of Risk – Managing Risk – Hazard Identification – Hazard Analysis – Risk Planning And Control.

UNIT IV           MONITORING AND CONTROL                                                               9

Creating Framework – Collecting The Data – Visualizing Progress – Cost Monitoring – Earned Value – Prioritizing Monitoring – Getting Project Back To Target – Change Control – Managing Contracts – Introduction – Types Of Contract – Stages In Contract Placement – Typical Terms Of A Contract – Contract Management – Acceptance.

UNIT V            MANAGING PEOPLE AND ORGANIZING TEAMS                                           9

Introduction – Understanding Behavior – Organizational Behaviour: A Background – Selecting The Right Person For The Job – Instruction In The Best Methods – Motivation – The Oldman–Hackman Job Characteristics Model – Working In Groups – Becoming A Team – Decision Making – Leadership – Organizational Structures – Stress – Health And Safety – Case Studies.
TOTAL = 45
REFERENCES:

  1. Bob Hughes and MikeCotterell “Software Project Management”, Third Edition, TATA McGraw Hill Edition 2004.
2.    Ramesh, Gopalaswamy: "Managing Global Projects ", Tata McGraw Hill, 2001.
3.    Royce.” Software Project Theory”, Pearson Education, 1999.
4.    P.Jalote “Software Project Management In Practice”, Pearson Education, 2000.




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