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Software Project Management: A Real-World Guide to Success

Software Project Management:   A Real-World Guide to Success

Author(s):
  • Joel Henry
  • Author: Joel Henry
    • ISBN:9788131717929
    • 10 Digit ISBN:8131717925
    • Price:Rs. 869.00
    • Pages:440
    • Imprint:Pearson Education
    • Binding:Paperback
    • Status:Available


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    Software Project Management provides insight to the importance of careful project management. Topics are presented in the same order that they appear in the progression of actual projects. The author utilizes his creative writing background to teach these topics with the tone of a friend sitting beside each student, rather than as a general lecture on the material.



    The text considers the culture of a software project team and the leadership technique needed to make a project successful. It adds to this foundation the importance of the process itself. Current software development tools such as Rational Suite, Microsoft Project, and PSP Studio are also addressed. Basic measurements are presented with examples from real-world projects, which show how a project can be monitored, controlled and assessed. Precise directions and examples are given to illustrate this hands-on method as well as the techniques a student will need to actually perform project management in a real-life situation.

    Table of Content

    1. UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS.
      1. Manage Your People.
      2. Implement Your Process.
      3. Leverage Your Tools.
      4. Utilize Your Measurements.
    2. PREPARE TO MANAGE.
      1. Form Your Vision.
      2. Organize Your Resources.
      3. Sketch Your Schedule.
      4. Write Your Plan.
    3. LAUNCH YOUR PROJECT.
      1. Roll Out Your Rolls.
      2. Schedule Your Schedule.
      3. Get Your Support.
      4. Leave the Starting Line.
    4. MANAGE TO STABILITY.
      1. Monitor Your Project.
      2. Reschedule Your Schedule.
      3. Engineer a Great Product.
    5. COMPLETE PROJECT.
      1. Deliver Your System.
      2. Assess Your Project.

    Salient Features

    • Presents material in the same order as it progresses in a project.
    • Includes insight from the author's 10 years of experience working on project terms.
    • Focuses on applications rather than topics.
    • Includes “steps” and “guideline” boxes that provide summary checklists of chapter material.
    • Provides reference to those tools supporting software project management.
    • Carries a case study through parts two and three of the book.
    • Uses real world stories of teams taken from both academic and professional situations, some taken from the author's personal experience.