Computer software project management: an introduction
Liberto, Samuel Matthew
Lacer, Donald A.
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This thesis addresses the general principles of computer software project management. The main objective is to aid perspective software project managers in dealing with the development and management of software projects. The definition of the classical software development life cycle is given. The components include system engineering, analysis, design, coding, testing, and maintenance. The thesis contains a description of the reasons why many software projects have cost overruns and late schedules. The variability of requirements and software complexity are two factors. Proper project management is one remedy to project cost overruns and late schedules. The components of software project management are planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. Many tables of comparisons and techniques for aiding software project management are given. State of the art software development techniques are discussed. Finally, a checklist to aid software managers when developing software is provided.
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