Introduction to Project Management

Introduction To top of page

Software Project Management is the art of balancing competing objectives, managing risk, and overcoming constraints to successfully deliver a product which meets the needs of both customers (the payers of bills) and the users. The fact that so few projects are unarguably successful is comment enough on the difficulty of the task.

Purpose To top of page

The purpose of Project Management is:

  • To provide a framework for managing software-intensive projects.
  • To provide practical guidelines for planning, staffing, executing, and monitoring projects.
  • To provide a framework for managing risk.

This discipline focuses mainly on the important aspects of an iterative development process:

  • Risk management
  • Planning an iterative project, through the lifecycle and for a particular iteration
  • Monitoring progress of an iterative project, metrics

Relation to Other Disciplines To top of page

The Project Management Discipline provides the framework whereby a project is created and managed. In doing so, all other disciplines are utilized as part of the project work:

The Project Management Discipline is one of the supporting process disciplines, together with:

Related Book Content To top of page

For exercices, Cyber-Readings or further readings about the Project Management Discipline, refer the the following book Chapter: Software Engineering Process - with the UPEDU, Chapter IX: The Project Management Discipline