Lecuture 15 Project Management

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CUHK, Spring 2007 Project  Project  Management Management Teresa Teresa  Xia Cai  Xia Cai
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CUHK, Spring 2007 Software Engineering / 11 - 2 Topics covered Topics covered To introduce you to the principal tasks in managing software project: Management activities Project planning Project scheduling Risk management
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CUHK, Spring 2007 Software Engineering / 11 - 3 Why is it difficult? Why is it difficult? The product is  intangible Software project managers cannot see progress, and must rely on others  to produce the documentation needed to review progress. The product is  uniquely flexible . No standard  software processes exist Unlike well established engineering projects such as building a bridge or a  high-rise building. Many software projects are  one-off  projects Software projects are usually different in some ways. Previous experience may not be useful.
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CUHK, Spring 2007 Software Engineering / 11 - 4 Project staffing Project staffing 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;
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CUHK, Spring 2007 Software Engineering / 11 - 5 Concerned with activities involved in ensuring  that software is delivered  on schedule  and in  accordance  with the requirements  of the organisations developing  and procuring the software. 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 Software project management
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CUHK, Spring 2007 Software Engineering / 11 - 6 Proposal writing. Project planning and scheduling. Project costing. Personnel selection. Project monitoring and reviews. Report writing and presentations. Management activities Management activities
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CUHK, Spring 2007 Software Engineering / 11 - 7 Project planning Project planning Continuous activity from initial concept through  to system delivery.  Plans must be regularly revised! The project plan sets out: The resources available; The work breakdown; A schedule for the work. Different type of plans Quality plan, validation plan, maintenance plan, etc
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CUHK, Spring 2007 Software Engineering / 11 - 8 Project planning process Project planning process Establish the project constraints Make initial assessments of the project parameters Define project milestones and deliverables WHILE project has not been completed or cancelled LOOP Draw up project schedule Initiate activities according to schedule Wait ( for a while ) Review project progress Revise estimates of project parameters
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