Software Project Management For Dummies

Overview

  • The increase in project outsourcing has forced traditional programmers to take on the role of project managers and quickly learn how to manage software projects
  • The author discusses all of the essentials in widely accepted project management methodology, from managing programmers to assessing and eliminating risk
  • The book covers the iterative development model, using Microsoft Project 2003, as well as a ...
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Overview

  • The increase in project outsourcing has forced traditional programmers to take on the role of project managers and quickly learn how to manage software projects
  • The author discusses all of the essentials in widely accepted project management methodology, from managing programmers to assessing and eliminating risk
  • The book covers the iterative development model, using Microsoft Project 2003, as well as a variety of methodologies including eXtreme, open source, SQA testing, software life cycle management, and more
  • The companion Web site contains tools, case studies and other resources to help even novices get up and running
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471749349
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/9/2006
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 390
  • Sales rank: 699,037
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Teresa Luckey was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, the eighthof twelve children. She earned the degree of Bachelor of Sciencefrom the University of Southern Indiana, with a major in Education.She earned her teaching endorsements in Computer Education andMathematics from the University of Indianapolis and thoroughlyenjoyed teaching (and learning from) junior high students forseveral years. After deciding to expand her horizons beyond theteaching profession, she pursued her interests in informationsystems and project management while working at hospitals inIndianapolis, and then moved on to a consulting firm, where she nowworks as a manager implementing healthcare systems. Teresa earnedher Master of Business Administration degree from Indiana WesleyanUniversity, where she served as co-class president with herhusband, David. She is just shy of completing her Master of Sciencein New Media at Indiana University School of Informatics. One ofthese days—soon—she hopes to finish that degree so thatshe can maintain her reputation as a life-long learner.
Teresa earned her Project Management Professional Certificationthrough the Project Management Institute in 2001 and continues tomaintain her certification. She enjoys contributing to the field ofproject management, particularly with regard to healthcaresoftware.

Joseph Phillips, PMP, Project+, is the Director ofEducation for Project Seminars. He has managed and consulted onprojects for various industries, including technical,pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and architectural, amongothers.
Phillips has served as a project management consultant fororganizations creating project offices, maturity models, andbest-practice standardization.
As a leader in adult education, Phillips has taught organizationshow to successfully implement project management methodologies,information technology project management, risk management, andother courses.
Phillips has taught courses at Columbia College, University ofChicago, Indiana University, and others. He is a CertifiedTechnical Trainer and has taught over 10,000 professionals.Phillips has contributed as an author or editor to more than 30books on technology, careers, and project management.
Phillips is a member of the Project Management Institute and isactive in local project management chapters. He has spoken onproject management, project management certifications, and projectmethodologies at numerous trade shows, PMI chapter meetings, andemployee conferences. When not writing, teaching, or consulting,Phillips can be found behind a camera or on the working end of afly rod. You can contact Phillips throughwww.projectseminars.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Starting Your Software Project.

Chapter 1: Examining the Big Picture of Project Management.

Chapter 2: Initiating a Software Project.

Chapter 3: Creating the Software Scope.

Part II: Planning Your Software Project.

Chapter 4: Planning for Communications.

Chapter 5: Planning for Software Project Risks.

Chapter 6: Planning for Software Quality.

Chapter 7: Building the Project Team.

Chapter 8: Creating Project Time Estimates.

Chapter 9: Building Your Project Budget.

Part III: Executing Your Software Project Plan.

Chapter 10: Working the Project Plan.

Chapter 11: Working with Project People.

Chapter 12: Procuring Goods and Services.

Part IV: Controlling Your Software Project.

Chapter 13: Managing Changes to the Software Project.

Chapter 14: Using Earned Value Management in SoftwareProjects.

Chapter 15: Tracking Project Performance.

Part V: Closing Your Software Project.

Chapter 16: Finalizing the Project Management Processes.

Chapter 17: Documenting Your Software Project.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Make Your Software Project Crash andBurn.

Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Make Any Software Project Better.

Appendix: Formal Project Management Training andCertification.

Index.

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