SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGEMENT SYLLABUS
Prerequisite: Software Engineering
Objective: At the end of the course, the student should get familiarize with the
characteristics of a project, project management principles, risk in environment and
the management challenges for effective project management. The student will be
able to understand and use the project management principles across all phases of a
project. They will be able to demonstrate competency in the management of a project
plan, especially in monitor and controlling a project schedule and budget, tracking
project progress. They will understand how to work as team member and as individual
without affecting the quality of project. The student should be able to coordinate the
close out of a project contract. They will share best practices and tools related to
1. An overview of IT Project Management: Introduction, the state of IT project
management, context of project management, need of project management, project
goals, project life cycle and IT development, extreme project management, PMBOK.
2. Conceptualizing and Initializing the IT Project: An information technology project
methodology (ITPM), project feasibility, request for proposal (RFP), the business
case, project selection and approval, project contracting, IT governance and the
3. The Human Side of Project Management: Introduction, organization and project
planning, the project team, the project environment.
4. Developing the Project Charter and Project Plan: Introduction, project
management process, project integration management, the project charter, project
planning framework, the contents of a project plan, the planning process, The Work
Breakdown Structure (WBS), the linear responsibility chart, multidisciplinary teams.
5. The Scope Management Plan: Introduction, scope planning, project scope
definition, project scope verification, scope change control.
6. The Project’s Schedule, Budget and Risk Management: Introduction, developing
the project schedule, project management software tools, methods of budgeting,
developing the project budget, improving cost estimates, finalizing the project
schedule and budget. IT project risk management planning process, identifying IT
project risks, risk analysis and assessment, risk strategies, risk monitoring, and
control, risk responses and evaluation.
7. Allocating Resources to the Project: Resource loading, resource leveling, allocating
scarce resources to projects and several projects, Goldratt’s critical chain.
8. The Project Communication Plan: Introduction, monitoring and controlling the
project, the project communications plan, project metric, project control, designing
the control system, the plan-monitor-control cycle, data collection and reporting,
reporting performance and progress, information distribution.
9. Managing Change, Resistance and Conflicts: Introduction, the nature of change,
the change management plan, dealing with resistance and conflicts.
10. Managing Project Procurement and Outsourcing: Introduction, project
procurement management, outsourcing.
11. Project Leadership and Ethics: Introduction, project leadership, ethics in projects,
12. The Implementation Plan and Project Closure: Introduction, project
implementation, administrative closure, project evaluation, project audit.
“Information Technology Project Management”, Jack T. Marchewka, 3rd edition, Wiley
1. S. J. Mantel, J. R. Meredith and etl., “Project Management”1st edition, Wiley India,
2. John M. Nicholas, “Project Management for Business and Technology”, 2nd edition,
3. Joel Henry, “Software Project Management, A real-world guide to success”, Pearson
4. Gido and Clements, “Successful Project Management”, 2nd edition, Thomson
5. Hughes and Cornell, “Software Project Management”, 3rd edition, Tata McGraw Hill
6. Joseph Phillips, “IT Project Management”, end edition, Tata McGraw Hill
7. Robert K. Wyzocki and Rudd McGary, “Effective Project Management”, 3rd edition,
8. Brown, K.A. Project Management, McGraw Hill, 2002.
9. E-Book – Project Management Body of Knowledge.
10. Dinsmore, P. C. (Ed.). (1993) The AMA Handbook of Project Management.