Quality Software Project Management

ISBN-10: 0130912972
ISBN-13: 9780130912978
Edition: 2002
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Description: The book is based on the "best practices" of the UT Software Quality Institute Software Project Management certificates program. Quality Software Project Management identifies and teaches 34 essential project management competencies project managers  More...

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Book details

List price: $100.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/24/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1680
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 5.038
Language: English

The book is based on the "best practices" of the UT Software Quality Institute Software Project Management certificates program. Quality Software Project Management identifies and teaches 34 essential project management competencies project managers can use to minimize cost, risk, and time-to-market. Covers the entire project lifecycle: planning. initiation, monitoring/control, and closing. Illuminates its techniques with real-world software management case studies. Authors (leading practitioners) address the pillars of any successful software venture: process, project, and people. Endorsed by the Software Quality Institute.

Foreword
Preface
Using the Guide as a Course Text
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Introduction to the 34 Competencies
Surveying the Foundations
Some Other Useful Definitions
Product Development Techniques
Project Management Skills
Summary
Problems for Review
Citations
A Case in Point
Background Information on the Chinese Railway System
Railroad Building in China
Chinese Business Environment
Project Description
A Final Note: Potential Market for Software
Citations
Web Pages for Further Information
Process Overview
Key Chapter 3 Points
Where We Are in the Product Development Life Cycle
Relation to the 34 Competencies
Learning Objectives for Chapter 3
SEI CMM Level 3 Is the Defined Level
IEEE 1074-Process Map for Software Life Cycle Process
Customized Software Development Process
Software Project Management Organization Life Cycle
Summary
Problems for Review
Visit the Case Study
Citations
References
Web Pages for Further Information
Selecting Software Development Life Cycles
Where We Are in the Product Development Life Cycle
Relation to the 34 Competencies
Learning Objectives for Chapter 4
What Is a Software Development Life Cycle?
Why Are Software Development Life Cycles Important?
Selection and Tailoring of Software Development Life Cycles
Is a Quality Objective
The SEI CMM and the Life Cycle
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)/IEC 12207 Software Development Life Cycle Models
Selecting an Appropriate Software Development Life Cycle Model
Customizing the Life Cycle Model
Summary
Problems for Review
Visit the Case Study
Citations
References
Web Pages for Further Information
Managing Domain Processes
Where We Are in the Product Development Life Cycle
Relation to the 34 Competencies
Learning Objectives for Chapter 5
Defining the Process Domain
Project Selection Models
Project Portfolio Management
Understanding Financial Processes
Summary
Problems for Review
Visit the Case Study
Citations
Web Pages for Further Information
Selecting a Project Team
Where We Are in the Product Development Life Cycle
Relation to the 34 Competencies
Learning Objectives for Chapter 6
Selecting a Project Team
The Whole Is the Sum of the Parts
Parts Need to Work Together
Working Together Requires a Framework
Providing the Total Solution
Summary
Problems for Review
Visit the Case Study
Citations
Suggested Readings
Web Pages for Further Information
Defining the Goal and Scope of the Software Project
Where We Are in the Product Development Life Cycle
Relation to the 34 Competencies
Learning Objectives for Chapter 7
Project Planning
What Is "The Goal" ?
What Is the Scope of Work? Project Charter
The Software Project Management Plan
Summary
Problems for Review
Visit the Case Study
Citations
Suggested Readings
Web Pages for Further Information
Creating the Work Breakdown Structure
Where We Are in the Product Development Life Cycle
Relation to the 34 Competencies
Learning Objectives for Chapter 8
What Is a Work Breakdown Structure?
Approaches to Building a WBS. Defining Project Milestones
Creating Work Packages
Building a WBS for Software
Summary
Problems for Review
Visit the Case Study
Suggested Readings
Web Pages for Further Information
Identifying the Tasks and Activities
Where We Are in th

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