What is Unique in the Management of Software Projects?

PT4773
Summary
This course is designed for project managers.
Prerequisites
Students should have beginner/intermediate project management experience or equivalent knowledge.
Duration
2 Days/Lecture & Lab
Audience
This course is designed for project managers.
Topics
  • Engineer a software project by breaking it into standard phases with the appropriate activities and milestones.
  • Develop project scope using a Work Breakdown Structure based on standard lifecycles.
  • Prototyping and rapid development techniques.
  • Get the correct requirements from the client.
  • Control the changes to a software project on a tight schedule, avoiding scope creep.
  • Estimate effort, duration and cost of a project.
  • Assemble a technical project team, and assign appropriate tasks.
  • Manage risks unique to software development by anticipating risk, controlling it and including it in the project estimate.
  • Standard software development accreditation such as the Software Engineering Institute Capability Maturity Model. Learn how to achieve growth toward higher SEI CMM levels.
  • Publish a request for a proposal and evaluate proposals for an outsourced software project.

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