Software Project Management: A Process-Driven Approach by Ashfaque Ahmed

By Ashfaque Ahmed

"This e-book offers all facets of contemporary venture administration practices, from venture initiation to necessities gatherings to estimation ideas and software program trying out all of the approach to patron administration and provider administration … incorporates a wealth of caliber templates that practitioners can use to construct their very own instruments. … both worthwhile to scholars and execs alike. … the appropriate mix of idea and perform delivering considerable suggestion to the reader at each degree on such subject matters as tips to opt for a selected software program technique over different or find out how to estimate venture costs/efforts and so on. … As a professional software program product improvement professional with over twenty years of expertise, i might say this booklet will discover a slot on my desk."
—Maqbool Patel, PhD, SVP/CTO/Partner, Acuitec

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The project manager from the service provider’s side may have participated in project negotiation along with the marketing team to bag the project. In such cases, the project charter and project scope are much better defined as compared to the previous situation, and thus, the project has much better chances of going forward. , after consultation with the project stakeholders. Most of these initial artifacts, which are just sketches at this stage, are refined and developed further in later stages of the project whenever more understanding about the project is realized or when project objectives get changed.

Only then effective project monitoring and control is possible. You will learn about software project monitoring and control in detail in Chapter 7. 4 Software Project Closure With the increasing use of statistical process control, project closure has become an important activity in projects. During project closure, all project artifacts are analyzed and completed. Data from these artifacts are transferred to central project repository so that these data can be used for future projects. It has to be ensured that all project data are normalized so that the data are useful.

Software vendors test thoroughly to make sure that their product does not have many bugs because if the released product has many bugs, it will fail on the market and also will create a bad reputation for the vendor. So they make sure that their products are defect free. Most of these COTS systems have open interfaces so that they can be integrated easily with other systems. 3 Software Product Development Project Initiation With increasing popularity of COTS systems [6], a large number of software vendors are developing their software products.

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