Module title: Management of Software Projects

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: INF10104
Module leader: Pritam Chita
School School of Computing
Subject area group: Creative and Social Informatics
Prerequisites

N/A


Description of module content:

Managing project start-up through project evaluation and project planning techniques.
Compare and contrast big up front and appropriate design approaches.
Comparative analysis of software project management approaches and Bodies of Knowledge (BoK) applied to software development projects
The assessment of Project Risk Management approaches and metrics for project monitoring and control within an agile project management approach.
Analysis of software development process improvement approaches through Agile software standards and maturity models.
Evaluation of Software development teams and group dynamics as key factors in the successful delivery of projects.
Utilisation of a tailored project management methodology such as Scrum or XP to manage the delivery of an assessment instrument.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Critically assess project management planning techniques and evaluation of project lifecycles.
LO2: Analyse different project management approaches
LO3: Appraise approaches to risk management and metrics for monitoring and control in projects
LO4: Assess software development process improvement through an examination of software quality standards and maturity models
LO5: Analyse human factors and group dynamics in project environments
LO6: Reflect on multidisciplinary approaches to project management beyond technical and procedural approaches

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - HUGHES B. & COTTERELL, M (2006) SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGEMENT: MCGRAW HILL, 4th ed.
Core - KERZNER, H (2006) PROJECT MANAGEMENT: A SYSTEMS APPROACH TO PLANNING, SCHEDULING AND CONTROLLING: JOHN WILEY & SONS, 9th ed.
Core - OGC (2005) MANAGING SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS WITH PRINCE2: STATIONARY OFFICE BOOKS, 5th ed.
Core - PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE (2004) PMBOK GUIDE: A GUIDE TO THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT BODY OF KNOWLEDGE: PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE
, 3rd ed.
Core - STAPLETON, J & CONSTABLE, P (1997) DSDM: THE METHOD IN PRACTICE: ADDISON WESLEY, 1st ed. - ISBN: 0201178893
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