IT2403 SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGEMENT Syllabus - Anna University

IT2403 SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGEMENT L T P C
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UNIT I INTRODUCTION TO SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGEMENT 9
Project Definition – Contract Management – Activities Covered By Software Project
Management – Overview Of Project Planning – Stepwise Project Planning.
UNIT II PROJECT EVALUATION 9
Strategic Assessment – Technical Assessment – Cost Benefit Analysis –Cash Flow
Forecasting – Cost Benefit Evaluation Techniques – Risk Evaluation.
UNIT III ACTIVITY PLANNING 9
Objectives – Project Schedule – Sequencing and Scheduling Activities –Network
Planning Models – Forward Pass – Backward Pass – Activity Float – Shortening Project
Duration – Activity on Arrow Networks – Risk Management – Nature Of Risk – Types Of
Risk – Managing Risk – Hazard Identification – Hazard Analysis – Risk Planning And
Control.
UNIT IV MONITORING AND CONTROL 9
Creating Framework – Collecting The Data – Visualizing Progress – Cost Monitoring –
Earned Value – Priortizing Monitoring – Getting Project Back To Target – Change
Control – Managing Contracts – Introduction – Types Of Contract – Stages In Contract
Placement – Typical Terms Of A Contract – Contract Management – Acceptance.
UNIT V MANAGING PEOPLE AND ORGANIZING TEAMS 9
Introduction – Understanding Behavior – Organizational Behaviour:A Background –
Selecting The Right Person For The Job – Instruction In The Best Methods – Motivation
– The Oldman – Hackman Job Characteristics Model – Working In Groups – Becoming
A Team –Decision Making – Leadership – Organizational Structures – Stress –Health
And Safety – Case Studies.
TOTAL: 45 PERIODS
TEXT BOOK:
1. Bob Hughes, Mikecotterell, “Software Project Management”, Third Edition, Tata
McGraw Hill, 2004.
REFERENCES:
1. Ramesh, Gopalaswamy, "Managing Global Projects", Tata McGraw Hill, 2001.
2. Royce, “Software Project Management”, Pearson Education, 1999.
3. Jalote, “Software Project Manangement in Practive”, Pearson Education, 2002.
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