Software Project Managment

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Software Project Managment

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    Computer Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    At the end of the course, students should be able to:

    • Identify classic mistakes of software project management that can occur in different situations.
    • Distinguish the most important characteristic of a software domain
    • Select the most appropriate project life cycle model based on the specific characteristics of the software project
    • Create a software project plan using different management techniques and tools
    • Appreciate the need for careful planning, monitoring and control.
    • Adopt new attitudes and working strategies to get successful software projects

    First we give an overview of Classic Mistakes and how to avoid them in terms of Development Fundamentals. Then we go every week into more detail: Schedule-Oriented Practices, Lifecycle planning, Estimation, Scheduling, and Risk Management.

    The course provides an examination of project management principles and modern software project management practices. The five process groups and nine knowledge areas of the Project Management are examined in the context of the systems development lifecycle. Techniques for measuring, estimating scheduling and managing risks of software projects are presented along the course. Experts from industry are also invited to give guest lectures.

    Students work in groups to create their own project plan of a green software application.

    Theory classes are alternated by hands-on sessions where the theory is put into practice through individual and group assignments. TYPE OF ASSESSMENT Written exam, team project, group assignment and individual assignments.

    Basic requirements engineering, a basic statistical background is helpful

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