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Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Software Project Management

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and NPTEL via Swayam


Effective Software project management is crucial to the success of any software development or maintenance project. The roles and responsibilities of the project manager is numerous and varied. However, at the broad level, these can be classified in to the project planning and monitoring and control activities. Project planning involves making cost, effort, and duration estimation and preparing various types of plans such as schedule, configuration management, risk management, quality management, staffing plan, etc. The monitoring and control activities encompass keeping track of the progress and removing bottlenecks using techniques such as PERT, GANTT, and also effective risk management, team building, etc. INTENDED AUDIENCE: CSE, IT PREREQUISITES: Basic Programming Course INDUSTRY SUPPORT: None



Week 1: Introduction to Software Project ManagementWeek 2: Selection of a Project Approach
Week 3: Project Estimation Techniques
Week 4: Project Estimation Techniques Cont …
Week 5: Project Planning and Project Scheduling
Week 6: Project Planning and Project Scheduling Cont …
Week 7: Project Organization and Team Structures
Week 8: Risk Management
Week 9: Resource Allocation
Week 10: Project Monitoring and Control, Software Configuration Management
Week 11: Software Quality Management
Week 12: Managing Contracts and Project closeout

Taught by

Prof. Rajib Mall & Prof. Durga Prasad Mohapatra

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