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23rd January 2020, 10:40 AM
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Re: Software Project Management Syllabus Anna University

Can you provide me the Syllabus for B Tech CSE (Computer Science Engineering) - MG6088 Software Project Management – offered by Anna University?
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23rd January 2020, 10:41 AM
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Re: Software Project Management Syllabus Anna University

The Syllabus for B Tech CSE (Computer Science Engineering) - MG6088 Software Project Management – offered by Anna University is as follows:


OBJECTIVES:
To outline the need for Software Project Management
To highlight different techniques for software cost estimation and activity planning.


UNIT I PROJECT EVALUATION AND PROJECT PLANNING
Importance of Software Project Management – Activities Methodologies – Categorization of Software Projects – Setting objectives – Management Principles – Management Control – Project portfolio Management – Cost-benefit evaluation technology – Risk evaluation – Strategic program Management – Stepwise Project Planning.


UNIT II PROJECT LIFE CYCLE AND EFFORT ESTIMATION
Software process and Process Models – Choice of Process models - mental delivery – Rapid Application development – Agile methods – Extreme Programming – SCRUM – Managing interactive processes – Basics of Software estimation – Effort and Cost estimation techniques – COSMIC Full function points - COCOMO II A Parametric Productivity Model - Staffing Pattern.


UNIT III ACTIVITY PLANNING AND RISK MANAGEMENT
Objectives of Activity planning – Project schedules – Activities – Sequencing and scheduling – Network Planning models – Forward Pass & Backward Pass techniques – Critical path (CRM) method – Risk identification – Assessment – Monitoring – PERT technique – Monte Carlo simulation – Resource Allocation – Creation of critical patterns – Cost schedules.


UNIT IV PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL
Framework for Management and control – Collection of data Project termination – Visualizing progress – Cost monitoring – Earned Value Analysis- Project tracking – Change control- Software Configuration Management – Managing contracts – Contract Management.


UNIT V STAFFING IN SOFTWARE PROJECTS
Managing people – Organizational behavior – Best methods of staff selection – Motivation – The Oldham-Hackman job characteristic model – Ethical and Programmed concerns – Working in teams – Decision making – Team structures – Virtual teams – Communications genres – Communication plans.

TOTAL: 45 PERIODS


OUTCOMES:
At the end of the course the students will be able to practice Project Management principles while developing a software.


TEXTBOOK:
1. Bob Hughes, Mike Cotterell and Rajib Mall: Software Project Management – Fifth Edition, Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi, 2012.


REFERENCES:
1. Robert K. Wysocki “Effective Software Project Management” – Wiley Publication,2011.
2. Walker Royce: “Software Project Management”- Addison-Wesley, 1998.
3. Gopalaswamy Ramesh, “Managing Global Software Projects” – McGraw Hill Education (India), Fourteenth Reprint 2013


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