Software Project Management (SPM) is the discipline of organizing and managing resources in such a way that project is completed with defined scope, quality, time and cost constraints. The goal of Software Project Management is to understand, plan, Measure and control the project such that it is delivered on time and according budget.
SPM plays an important role in Project Development and thus University of Mumbai has included "Software Project Management" as a subject in the revised syllabus of T.Y.B.Sc. (IT), Semester V.
This book is organized in five units.
Unit I discusses about some basic issues in Software Project Management and highlights project planning, monitoring and control.
Unit II discusses the relevant aspects of popular development process models and also focuses on effort and duration estimation techniques.
Unit III elucidates how various project activities can be planned based on effort and duration estimations and also discusses about the risk management approaches.
Unit IV in brief explains different techniques for Configuration Management, Contract Management and Human Resource Management.
Unit V describes issues of team structure, quality management and ways of leadership. It also explains steps for Project Closeout.
Unit - I
1. Introduction to Software Project Management
2. Project Evaluation and Programme Management
3. An Overview of Project Planning
Unit - II
4. Selection of an Appropriate Project Approach
5. Software Effort Estimation
Unit - III
6. Activity Planning
7. Risk Management
8. Resource Allocation
Unit - IV
9. Monitoring and Control
10. Managing Contracts
11. Managing People in Software Environments
Unit - V
12. Working in Teams
13. Software Quality
14. Project Closeout
Project Dissertation Semester V