Software Project Management for Dummies
The increase in project outsourcing has forced traditional programmers to take on the role of project managers and quickly learn how to manage software projects The author discusses all of the essentials in widely accepted project management methodology, from managing programmers to assessing and eliminating risk The book covers the iterative development model, using Microsoft Project 2003, as well as a variety of methodologies including eXtreme, open source, SQA testing, software life cycle management, and more The companion Web site contains tools, case studies and other resources to help even novices get up and running
From the Back Cover Manage scope creep and keep your project on schedule Get the scoop on managing time, cost, people, risk, quality, and integration Congratulations -- you're now in charge of managing software projects! Before you reach for the antacid, reach for this book. It's packed with advice to help you identify the project's purpose, build a team, handle qualitative analysis, estimate resources, communicate with everybody, manage the project from start to finish, and deliver just what your client ordered. Discover how to Write a product description Balance time, cost, scope, and quality Prepare a risk response plan Track and communicate project performance Manage conflicts
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