Course: Software Project Management

University: Dept. of Applied Technology, Institute of Southern Punjab Multan, Pakistan

Course Code: CS-229

Credit Hours: 3+0

Prerequisites: Software Engineering

Recommended Text Book: Software Project Management, Bob Hughes, Mike Cotterell, Mc-Graw Hill Higher Education, 5th Edition 2009, (or Latest Edition)

Reference Boos/Material: 

  1. Handouts
  2. “Rapid Development”, Steve McConnell (Chapter-3) [Lecture-2]
  3. “Information Technology Project Management”, Kathy Schwalbe (Chapter-1,2,11) [Lecture-2]
  4. RFC Solutions Inc. – SOW Writing Guide [Lecture-3]
  5. Software Estimation – A guide for practitioners [Lecture-5]
  6. Software Engineering 6th Edition by Sommerville (Chapter-23) [Lecture-5]
  7. Introduction to Operations Research 7th Edition by Hillier & Lieberman (Chapter-10) [Lecture_6+7]

Marks Distribution: Mid Term – 25 Marks | Final Term – 50 Marks | Sessionals (Homework, Classwork, Labwork, Quizzes, Presentations, Project , Attendance) – 25 Marks | Total – 100 Marks


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Topics Covered ( 16 Lectures Plan)
Lect.# Lecture Topics A/Q/P
01 Introduction to Project management, Software Crisis and Software Engineering
02 Classic Mistakes, Overview of Project Management, PMI Process Groups
03 Software Design Methodologies Selection for a Project, Software project Phases, Project charter, Statement of Work (SOW) Assignment: Effective SOW writing for your own FYP.
04 Planning Phase: Development lifecycle models, matching lifecycles to projects, Project plans, UML
05 Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), Estimation of effort and cost (Expert Judgment, FP and Use Case point methods) Quiz 01.
06 Scheduling: Project network diagram fundamentals, CPM, PERT
07 Scheduling: Gantt charts, Critical chain scheduling, Using MS-Project, Assigning Resources, Resource leveling
08 Team models, Managing conflict and motivating, Configuration Management
09 Quality Assurance in Software Development, Project Monitoring and Control: Status reporting, Project metrics, EVM
10 Integration Management
11 Software Testing and Quality Assurance
12 Organizational Support for Effective Project Management
13 Projects Tracking, Control and Close out
14 Human Factor and Leadership
15 Organizational Resource Management
16 Documentation, Cutover/Migration, Post Project Reviews, Closing

Presentation: Presentations will be started after Mid Terminal Exam. Every student present their own ‘Final Year Project’ with following detailed points

  1. Existing System
  2. Proposed System + Scope of the Project
  3. Innovation
  4. Database Entity Relationship Diagram
  5. Full Project Demo (Design + Code)

I pray that Allah give you the strength and wisdom to learn.