Essentials of Software Project Management
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Learn about how a software project should be managed from inception to post implementation review including initiating, planning, controlling, executing and closing projects.
Essentials of Software Project Management is a 12-hour course designed to prepare software project managers with the skills needed to better manage software projects. Built along the software project management life cycle, this course goes in depth about how a software project should be managed from inception to post implementation review including initiating, planning, controlling, executing and closing projects.
Throughout the course, students will be applying the systems engineering and program management principles to industry case studies. Students who take this course will improve their management skills and abilities to define the project scope, create a workable project plan, and manage within the budget and schedule. After successful completion of the course, the student will understand how standard engineering practices apply to software products including life cycle development processes.
Key Learning Objectives:
- Defining the project scope
- Lifecycle and process
- Software project schedule
- Project monitoring and control
- Communication and closeout
- Key software deliverables through each phase of the software development life cycle
Students should have prior experience as members of a software development team. If they do not have actual industry experience, membership on a student project team of several persons can be sufficient if the team was large enough so the students can appreciate the necessity of good management principles and activities. Students should also have knowledge of the aspects of software development at an equal depth to that presented in a one term introductory course on the subject.
Access to the program is initiated within two business days of payment and enabled online 24/7 for three months after access is granted.