Effective Software Project Management

Overview

Why another book on software project management?

For some time, the fields of project management, computer science, and software development have been growing rapidly and concurrently. Effective support for the enterprise demands the merging of these efforts into a coordinated discipline, one that incorporates best practices from both systems development and project management life cycles. Robert K. Wysocki creates that discipline in this book—a ready reference for professionals...

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Overview

Why another book on software project management?

For some time, the fields of project management, computer science, and software development have been growing rapidly and concurrently. Effective support for the enterprise demands the merging of these efforts into a coordinated discipline, one that incorporates best practices from both systems development and project management life cycles. Robert K. Wysocki creates that discipline in this book—a ready reference for professionals and consultants as well as a textbook for students of computer information systems and project management.

By their very nature, software projects defy a "one size fits all" approach. In these pages you will learn to apply best-practice principles while maintaining the flexibility that's essential for successful software development.

Learn how to make the planning process fit the need

  • Understand how and why software development must be planned on a certainty-to-uncertainty continuum
  • Categorize your projects on a four-quadrant model
  • Learn when to use each of the five SDPM strategies—Linear, Incremental, Iterative, Adaptive, and Extreme
  • Explore the benefits of each strategic model and what types of projects it supports best
  • Recognize the activities that go into the Scoping, Planning, Launching, Monitoring/Controlling, and Closing phases of each strategy
  • Apply this knowledge to the specific projects you manage
  • Get a clear picture of where you are and how to get where you want to go
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764596360
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/27/2006
  • Series: Wiley Desktop Editions Series
  • Edition description: PACKAGE
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 618
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.42 (d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT K. WYSOCKI, PHD, is a veteran consultant, trainer, and information systems manager with more than 40 years in the field. He is the author of the bestselling Effective Project Management: Traditional, Adaptive, Extreme, Third Edition (Wiley) and 13 other books. His client list includes AT&T, Eli Lilly & Co., the Czechoslovakian government, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Introduction.

Part One: The Evolving State of ESPM.

Chapter 1: The Changing Landscape of Software Development.

Chapter 2: SDPM Roadmap.

Part Two: Linear ESPM.

Chapter 3: Linear SDPM Strategy.

Chapter 4: The Linear SDPM Scoping Phase.

Chapter 5: The Linear SDPM Planning Phase.

Chapter 6: The Linear SDPM Launching Phase.

Chapter 7: The Linear SDPM Monitoring and Controlling Phase.

Chapter 8: The Linear SDPM Closing Phase.

Chapter 9: The Linear SDPM Strategy Summary.

Part Three: Incremental ESPM.

Chapter 10: Incremental SDPM Strategy.

Chapter 11: The Incremental SDPM Scoping Phase.

Chapter 12: The Incremental SDPM Planning Phase.

Chapter 13: The Incremental SDPM Launching Phase.

Chapter 14: The Incremental SDPM Monitoring and Controlling Phase.

Chapter 15: The Incremental SDPM Closing Phase.

Chapter 16: The Incremental SDPM Strategy Summary.

Part Four: Iterative ESPM.

Chapter 17: Iterative SDPM Strategy.

Chapter 18: The Iterative SDPM Scoping Phase.

Chapter 19: The Iterative SDPM Planning Phase.

Chapter 20: The Iterative SDPM Launching Phase.

Chapter 21: The Iterative SDPM Monitoring and Controlling Phase.

Chapter 22: The Iterative SDPM Closing Phase.

Chapter 23: The Iterative SDPM Strategy Summary.

Part Five: Adaptive ESPM.

Chapter 24: Adaptive SDPM Strategy.

Chapter 25: The Adaptive SDPM Scoping Phase.

Chapter 26: The Adaptive SDPM Planning Phase.

Chapter 27: The Adaptive SDPM Launching Phase.

Chapter 28: The Adaptive SDPM Monitoring and Controlling Phase.

Chapter 29: The Adaptive SDPM Closing Phase.

Chapter 30: The Adaptive SDPM Strategy Summary.

Part Six: Extreme ESPM.

Chapter 31: Extreme SDPM Strategy.

Chapter 32: The Extreme SDPM Scoping Phase.

Chapter 33: The Extreme SDPM Planning Phase.

Chapter 34: The Extreme SDPM Launching Phase.

Chapter 35: The Extreme SDPM Monitoring and Controlling Phase.

Chapter 36: The Extreme SDPM Closing Phase.

Chapter 37: The Extreme SDPM Strategy Summary.

Part Seven: In Summary.

Chapter 38: Where Are You?

Chapter 39: Where Do You Want To Go and How Can You Get There?

Appendix A: What’s on the Web Site?

Appendix B: Bibliography.

Appendix C: The Project Overview Statement.

Appendix D: Requirements Gathering.

Appendix E: The Work Breakdown Structure.

Appendix F: Estimation.

Appendix G: The Project Network Diagram.

Appendix H: The Resource Schedule.

Appendix I :Organizing the Project Team.

Appendix J: Project Performance Reporting.

Appendix K: Business Process Flow Diagramming.

Index.

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