Academic journal article Journal of Financial Management & Analysis

Software Project Management: A Concise Study (2002)

Academic journal article Journal of Financial Management & Analysis

Software Project Management: A Concise Study (2002)

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BOOK REVIEW

S. A. KELKAR

SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGEMENT: A CONCISE STUDY (2002)

(Prentice Hall of India Private Limited, New Delhi, India Pages 172; Price : Rs. 125)

With the meteoric growth rate of the software industry in the last decade, coupled with the development and implementation of several sophisticated software projects, there is a continuous need to evolve strategies to ensure that projects are completed on time, within budget and within scope, at the same time ensuring that high quality is maintained. In this perspective, Software Project Management has emerged as an indispensable platform on the premise of which, the responsibility of the project's success rests.

In the words of the author - - who has over thirty five years of experience in teaching software technology and having worked on software development projects in top Information Technology companies:

This concise book presents in an abstracted form the essential of theory and practice of software project management methodologies, aimed at getting the conceptual framework across the readers. It is well suited for teaching an academic course of one semester or for conducting short training programmes for software engineers and project managers. Armed with these concepts and ideas, software engineers and project managers will be able to plan every aspect of a project to ensure its timely implementation within the stipulated budget and to the required quality standards.

Towards this end, the book covers various aspects of Software Project Management with a `point-wise' overview of following concepts : Software Project Estimation, Function Point Analysis, COnstructive COst MOdel (COCOMO), Network Applications in Project Planning, Software Quality Assurance, Reviewing, Testing, Software Configuration Management, Team Management and discusses the role of user in software projects. …

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