SWE 6633 Software Project Planning and Management
Prerequisites: SWE 6623
The main phases of project management life cycle (initiation, planning, execution, monitoring/control and closeout) are covered. The emphasis is on project planning phase and on project monitoring/control phase. Various software size, cost/effort, and schedule estimation and planning techniques, including COCOMO, Function Point, and critical path analysis, are introduced as part of work breakdown structure. Project risk management is included as an integral part of project planning and project monitoring/control. Project status monitoring/control activities are discussed and practiced with a prototype team project, using the Earned Value metric.