Software project management is a crucial element in successful software and IT development, and requires students to develop an understanding of technical methodology and an appreciation of the many human factors that can play a part in software projects. The new fifth edition of Software Project Management has been fully revised and updated to help students to grasp these contrasting skills, and learn about new developments in the discipline. It provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with a comprehensive introduction to software project management and has enjoyed a loyal following of users since the first edition published.
After a career spanning both industry and Higher Education, Bob Hughes is based in the School of Computing, Mathematical and Information Sciences at the University of Brighton, UK, as Programme Leader for Undergraduate Computing Degrees. He is currently chair of the course providers' accreditation panel and also an examiner for the ISEB Project Management Certificate and Diploma. Mike Cotterell was formerly a Senior Lecturer in Information Management at the University of Brighton.
Preface to fifth edition Guided tour Technology to enhance learning and teaching Acknowledgements Chapter 1. Introduction to software project management Chapter 2. Project evaluation and programme management Chapter 3. An overview of project planning Chapter 4. Selection of an appropriate project approach Chapter 5. Software effort estimation Chapter 6. Activity planning Chapter 7. Risk management Chapter 8. Resource allocation Chapter 9. Monitoring and control Chapter 10. Managing contracts Chapter 11. Managing people in software environments Chapter 12. Working in teams Chapter 13. Software quality Appendix A Appendix B Appendix C Further reading Index