Course

Managing Software Projects


New and experienced project managers wanting to improve their management of software projects need to include key planning elements, appropriate techniques, effective communications, and ideas for self-improvement. In this interactive, two-day class, students explore the concepts and methods appropriate for managing creative, intangible product development. Included are the Agile, Critical Chain, and Critical Path methods.

Together we will identify the processes that can prevent trouble on a project. Students are guided to those processes outlined by the Project Management Institute and the Software Engineering Institute. Instead of an exam, you respond to 25 targeted questions, producing a document that can guide you going forward.

The course is excellent for those seeking to improve their software project management skills for producing full scope, adequately tested, on time and on budget results.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course, you should be able to:

  • Select appropriately among methods such as Continuous, Agile, Critical Chain, and Critical Path
  • Discuss processes outlined by the Project Management Institute and Software Engineering Institute
  • Explain the root causes of software project troubles
  • Identify preventative actions for ongoing and future software projects

Professional Credit

The Project Management Institute (PMI)®--PMP® 15 Professional Development Units.

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