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Software Project Management

  • Course Code :
    CST 453
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Computer Science

Instructor information :

Area of Study :

Understand the various techniques for planning and managing a technology project. Examine basic methodologies for software design, development, testing and implementation. Examine various techniques for managing a software development team. Understand the need and techniques for managing users and user expectations. Learn project planning techniques through the use of Microsoft Project Management.

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Evaluation, selection, and organization of technical projects. Concepts of the network-based project management methodology. Network development. Project planning, scheduling, and control. Project cost management. Resource constrained projects. A case study approach is adopted during the course. Commercial software packages will be used throughout the course. The course will also introduce some contemporary project management subjects such as: e-projects, and Intelligent project management.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- This course is an introduction to the basic principles of managing a software development or maintenance project
2- To help understand the steps involved in establishing and managing a software project, we will walk through creating key elements of a project plan.
3- Monitoring and controlling the software project throughout its life cycle will be presented
4- The course will cover both traditional project management, as well as more iterative methods (the Adaptive Project Framework, using the text’s terminology).

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- A combination of various teaching and learning methodologies will be implemented in order to maximize students’ intellectual abilities and develop their learning capabilities.
2- Up- to- date technology will be applied during the delivery of the course using handouts will be provided to disseminate knowledge among students about the different topics of the subject material.
3- Assignments that demand students to find up-to-date knowledge through the use of library, internet and directed supervision will be included to enhance students’ skills in using library and other learning resources.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Case studies, work experience, projects, demonstrations, group study, will be implemented through the course in order to develop students’ capabilities to use ideas and information.
2- To develop students’ abilities to generate ideas and evidence, students will be encouraged to participate in research projects to develop the capacity of the students to plan and manage their own learning.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Linear SDPM Strategy 3 2 2
Incremental SDPM Strategy 3 2 2
The Incremental SDPM Scoping Phase 3 2 2
Mid-Term II Exam 2 1 2
The Incremental SDPM Launching Phase 3 2 2
The Incremental SDPM Monitoring and Controlling Phase 3 2 2
Revision 3 2 2
Final Exam 3 2 2
Linear SDPM Strategy – Continue 3 2 2
The Linear SDPM Scoping Phase 3 2 2
The Linear SDPM Planning Phase 3 2 2
The Linear SDPM Launching Phase 3 2 2
The Linear SDPM Monitoring and Controlling Phase 3 2 2
Mid-Term I Exam 2 1 2
The Linear SDPM Closing Phase 3 2 2
The Linear SDPM Strategy Summary 3 2 2

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Lectures
Practical training
Presentation
Projects

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What

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Books:

Book Author Publisher
Effective Software Project Management Robert K. K. Wysocki Wiley

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