Software projects need to be implemented according to strict quality standards and metrics. Quality needs to be a key consideration for the software project manager.
In many organizations, there is estimate mistrust between the leaders and the programmers. The level of mistrust varies from organization to organization. The mistrust is in the area of work time estimates.
The lack of change control or the lack of a careful application of change control is one of the reasons that projects fail. Many different people involved with the project or that have an interest in the project have ideas about the project. Many would like to add their…
Though student engineers and student computer scientists are taught to develop software based on requirements specifications, in the real world, there are many organizations where a system of strict requirements process has not been put in place. Also, there are some practicing designers and even programmers who are not…
Unfortunately, during a software project, there will sometimes be tension between the programmers and the testers. This tension comes from a different set of beliefs, or simply, opposing views as to who is responsible for what. The PM may need to explain testing responsibilities.
Organizations often need to increase efficiency. To achieve efficiency improvements, the organizations often analyze the situation and explore different possible solutions. The organizations also need to ensure that they apply a non biased approach in selecting projects.
Talking to the stakeholders is the number one way in which a project manager can perform requirements gathering. The project manager has to go out there and talk and discuss and inform himself or herself as much as possible.
Some organizations use requirements to build better code. Other organizations do not really use a strict requirements process.
Understanding the development process can be challenging. The software development process features many different methodologies, models process models, activities, tools, and frameworks. The list of concepts is long. A few key development process models will be presented: Waterfall, Agile, and Spiral.
According to Wikipedia, software project management is defined as “the art and science of planning and leading software projects. It is a sub-discipline of project management in which software projects are planned, implemented, monitored, and controlled.” The software project management profession is more specialized than general project management, with…