Ch4 - Project management l Organising planning and scheduling software projects Ian Sommerville 2000 Software Engineering 6th edition Chapter 4

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©Ian Sommerville 2000 Software Engineering, 6th edition. Chapter 4 Slide 1 Project management l Organising, planning and scheduling software projects
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©Ian Sommerville 2000 Software Engineering, 6th edition. Chapter 4 Slide 2 Objectives l To introduce software project management and to describe its distinctive characteristics l To discuss project planning and the planning process l To show how graphical schedule representations are used by project management l To discuss the notion of risks and the risk management process
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©Ian Sommerville 2000 Software Engineering, 6th edition. Chapter 4 Slide 3 Topics covered l Management activities l Project planning l Project scheduling l Risk management
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©Ian Sommerville 2000 Software Engineering, 6th edition. Chapter 4 Slide 4 l Concerned with activities involved in ensuring that software is delivered on time and on schedule and in accordance with the requirements of the organisations developing and procuring the software l Project management is needed because software development is always subject to budget and schedule constraints that are set by the organisation developing the software Software project management
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©Ian Sommerville 2000 Software Engineering, 6th edition. Chapter 4 Slide 5 l The product is intangible l The product is uniquely flexible l Software engineering is not recognized as an engineering discipline with the sane status as mechanical, electrical engineering, etc. l The software development process is not standardised l Many software projects are 'one-off' projects Software management distinctions
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©Ian Sommerville 2000 Software Engineering, 6th edition. Chapter 4 Slide 6 Management activities
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©Ian Sommerville 2000 Software Engineering, 6th edition. Chapter 4 Slide 7 l Proposal writing l Project planning and scheduling l Project costing l Project monitoring and reviews l Personnel selection and evaluation l Report writing and presentations Management activities
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©Ian Sommerville 2000 Software Engineering, 6th edition. Chapter 4 Slide 8 l These activities are not peculiar to software management l Many techniques of engineering project management are equally applicable to software project management l Technically complex engineering systems tend to suffer from the same problems as software systems Management commonalities
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©Ian Sommerville 2000 Software Engineering, 6th edition. Chapter 4 Slide 9 Project staffing l May not be possible to appoint the ideal people to work on a project Project budget may not allow for the use of highly-paid staff Staff with the appropriate experience may not be available An organisation may wish to develop employee skills on a software project l Managers have to work within these constraints especially when (as is currently the case) there is an international shortage of skilled IT staff
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©Ian Sommerville 2000 Software Engineering, 6th edition. Chapter 4 Slide 10 Project planning
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©Ian Sommerville 2000 Software Engineering, 6th edition. Chapter 4
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Ch4 - Project management l Organising planning and scheduling software projects Ian Sommerville 2000 Software Engineering 6th edition Chapter 4

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