Introduction to Software Project Management
The free online course on software project management, project life cycle models, AGILE models and SCRUM frameworks.
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This free online course on Introduction to Software Project Management will begin by introducing you to the concept and characteristics of software management. You will learn about the software crisis and the factors that are key contributors to software crisis such as; poor project management, lack of adequate training in software engineering and low productivity improvements. You will also learn about the different types of software projects as well as the activities involved in software project management.
This course will then teach you about the two main types of project management standards; “off-the-shelf” and “in-house”. You will learn about software life cycle models from the conceptualization of the project to the retirement of the project. You will also learn life cycle models include; the waterfall, V model, evolutionary, prototyping, and the spiral models, as well as the major difficulties of waterfall-based models.
Lastly, this course will introduce you to the evolutionary model with iterations and AGILE models. You will learn about the advantages and disadvantages of the evolutionary model. This course will present you with the different techniques of AGILE models, as well as the principle technique which involves user stories, metaphors, spike, and refactor. Learn about the important principles of the AGILE model and the requirement for documentation, as well as the concept of SCRUM frameworks. Start this course today and improve your knowledge of software project management.Start Course Now
Introduction to Software Project Management
Introduction to Software Project Management - Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Software Management
Types of Software Projects
Activities in Software Project Management
Project Management Standards
Introduction to Software Project Management - Lesson Summary
Life Cycle Models
Life Cycle Models - Learning Outcomes
Life Cycle Models in Project Management
Examples of Life Cycle Models
Evolutionary and AGILE Models
Techniques of AGILE Models
Life Cycle Models - Lesson Summary
Having completed this course, you should be able to:
- Define software project management.
- Outline the symptoms of software crisis.
- Analyze the key factors that contribute to the software crisis.
- Describe the two types of software projects.
- Analyze the responsibilities of a project manager.
- Outline the commonly used life cycle models.
- Describe the activities carried out during the feasibility study for a project.
- Outline the strengths and weaknesses of the V Model.
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