Module Title:   Software Project Management

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   CM-1013D

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   PG Computing Summer Semester

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Computer Science

Related Department/Subject Area:   SCIM (Dept of Computer Science)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr G Harel

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

Software projects are particularly difficult to plan and control and the resulting software is frequently unreliable and offers poor performance. This module represents approaches which may be used to overcome these problems, including quantiative managerial techniques and techniques for quality management.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
This module will be delivered by lectures using case studies, where appropriate, to illustrate planning techniques. Students will be required to write a report on a research topic related to Software Project Planning.

Lectures:   24.00          Directed Study:   162.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Advanced knowledge of the process of software project management.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Skills which may be used to effectively manage a project.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Mastery of the requirements of general project management.

  Coursework   40%
  Coursework (2000 word report)
  Examination - closed book 2.00 60%
  Examination (part seen)

Outline Syllabus:
Models of the software life-cycle; Planning Techniques; Techniques for Risk Management. Quantitative Decision Making; Techniques for Resource Management; Performance Issues; Software Metrics; Quality Issues.

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