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Diploma in Software Project Management

Free online course on software project management, as well as the process of resource allocation and project scheduling.

Software Development
Free Course
This free online diploma in software project management course provides a comprehensive guide on how individuals and organizations can manage their software projects. Learn about the types of software projects and life cycle models in project management. You will learn about organizational/team structure, risk management, as well as project monitoring and control. Start this course today and improve your knowledge of software project management.
  • Duration

    10-15 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This free online diploma course on Software Project Management will begin by introducing you to the concept of software management. You will learn about the different types of software projects as well as the activities involved in software project management. You will learn about project management standards, project evaluations and programme management. You will also learn about the importance of project scheduling.

This course will then introduce you to project planning. The various activities carried out during project planning such as estimation, project scheduling, staff organisation and risk handling will also be covered. You will learn about the types of estimation techniques such as top-down and bottom-up. You will gain an understanding of the use of constructive cost models (COCOMO) as well as the types of modes and models used. You will also learn about the staffing level estimations in software project management.

Lastly, this course will present the organisational structure and team structure in software project management. You will be introduced to PERT and project crashing, which is the process of reducing the duration of a project. You will learn about Maslow’s hierarchy of needs with regards to the team management as well as team structure and risk management in a project. Furthermore, you will learn about how to prioritize monitoring activities, the importance of having a quality product, and how to measure software reliability. Start this course today and improve your knowledge of software project management.

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Modules

Introduction to Software Project Management

Life Cycle Models

Project Evaluation

Two Task Networks: PERT and CPM

Project Planning

Constructive Cost Model (COCOMO)

Diploma in Software Project Management - First Assessment

Organisational Structure and Risk Management

Resource Evaluation

Project Monitoring and Control

Contract Management

Software Quality Management

Software Reliability Measurement

Diploma in Software Project Management - Second Assessment

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

Having completed this coure, you should be able to:


  • Define software project management.
  • List the commonly used life cycle models.
  • Identify the risk evaluation methods.
  • Identify the requirements of an activity.
  • Describe the importance of project planning.
  • Discuss the main objectives of COCOMO II.
  • Identify the role of a chief programmer.
  • Discuss the scheduling process.
  • Explain the project control cycle.
  • Describe the objective of statistical testing.

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire an official Diploma, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Diploma is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

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