Book Description
Why another book on software project management?
For some time, the fields of project management, computer science,
and software development have been growing rapidly and
concurrently. Effective support for the enterprise demands the
merging of these efforts into a coordinated discipline, one that
incorporates best practices from both systems development and
project management life cycles. Robert K. Wysocki creates that
discipline in this booka ready reference for professionals and
consultants as well as a textbook for students of computer
information systems and project management.
By their very nature, software projects defy a "one size fits all"
approach. In these pages you will learn to apply bestpractice
principles while maintaining the flexibility that's essential for
successful software development.
Learn how to make the planning process fit the need
* Understand how and why software development must be planned on a
certaintytouncertainty continuum
* Categorize your projects on a fourquadrant model
* Learn when to use each of the five SDPM strategiesLinear,
Incremental, Iterative, Adaptive, and Extreme
* Explore the benefits of each strategic model and what types of
projects it supports best
* Recognize the activities that go into the Scoping, Planning,
Launching, Monitoring/Controlling, and Closing phases of each
strategy
* Apply this knowledge to the specific projects you manage
* Get a clear picture of where you are and how to get where you
want to go
Table of Contents
 Copyright
 About the Author
 Credits
 Foreword
 Introduction
 The Evolving State of ESPM
 Linear ESPM

Incremental ESPM
 Incremental SDPM Strategy

The Incremental SDPM Scoping Phase
 The Scoping Phase of an Incremental SDPM Strategy
 The Scoping Phase of the Incremental SDPM Strategy for the Staged Delivery Waterfall Model
 The Scoping Phase of the Incremental SDPM Strategy for the FeatureDriven Development Model
 The Role of the RBS
 The Role of the Precedence Diagram
 Discussion Questions
 The Incremental SDPM Planning Phase
 The Incremental SDPM Launching Phase
 The Incremental SDPM Monitoring and Controlling Phase
 The Incremental SDPM Closing Phase
 The Incremental SDPM Strategy Summary

Iterative ESPM
 Iterative SDPM Strategy

The Iterative SDPM Scoping Phase
 The Scoping Phase of an Iterative SDPM Strategy
 The Scoping Phase of the Iterative SDPM Strategy for the Evolutionary Development Waterfall Model
 The Scoping Phase of the Iterative SDPM Strategy for the SCRUM Model
 The Scoping Phase of the Iterative SDPM Strategy for the Rational Unified Process Model
 The Scoping Phase of the Iterative SDPM Strategy for the Dynamic Systems Development Method
 Discussion Questions

The Iterative SDPM Planning Phase
 The Planning Phase of an Iterative SDPM Strategy
 The Planning Phase of an Iterative SDPM Strategy for the Evolutionary Development Waterfall Model
 The Planning Phase of an Iterative SDPM Strategy for the SCRUM Model
 The Planning Phase of an Iterative SDPM Strategy for the Rational Unified Process Model
 The Planning Phase of an Iterative SDPM Strategy for the Dynamic Systems Development Method
 Discussion Questions

The Iterative SDPM Launching Phase
 The Launching Phase of an Iterative SDPM Strategy
 The Launching Phase of an Iterative SDPM Strategy for the Evolutionary Development Waterfall Model
 The Launching Phase of an Iterative SDPM Strategy for the SCRUM Model
 The Launching Phase of an Iterative SDPM Strategy for the Rational Unified Process Model
 The Launching Phase of an Iterative SDPM Strategy for the Dynamic Systems Development Method
 Discussion Questions

The Iterative SDPM Monitoring and Controlling Phase
 The Monitoring and Controlling Phase of an Iterative SDPM Strategy
 The Monitoring and Controlling Phase of an Iterative SDPM Strategy for the Evolutionary Development Waterfall Model
 The Monitoring and Controlling Phase of an Iterative SDPM Strategy for the SCRUM Model
 The Monitoring and Controlling Phase of an Iterative SDPM Strategy for the Rational Unified Process Model
 The Monitoring and Controlling Phase of an Iterative SDPM Strategy for the Dynamic Systems Development Method
 Discussion Questions

The Iterative SDPM Closing Phase
 The Closing Phase of the Iterative SDPM Strategy
 Iterative SDPM Strategy for the Closing Phase of the Evolutionary Development Waterfall Model
 Iterative SDPM Strategy for the Closing Phase of the SCRUM Model
 Iterative SDPM Strategy for the Closing Phase of the Rational Unified Process Model
 Iterative SDPM Strategy for the Closing Phase of the Dynamic Systems Development Method
 Discussion Questions
 The Iterative SDPM Strategy Summary

Adaptive ESPM
 Adaptive SDPM Strategy
 The Adaptive SDPM Scoping Phase
 The Adaptive SDPM Planning Phase
 The Adaptive SDPM Launching Phase

The Adaptive SDPM Monitoring and Controlling Phase
 The Monitoring and Controlling Phase of an Adaptive SDPM Strategy
 The Monitoring and Controlling Phase of an Adaptive SDPM Strategy for the Adaptive Project Framework Model
 The Monitoring and Controlling Phase of an Iterative SDPM Strategy for the Adaptive Software Development Model
 Discussion Question
 The Adaptive SDPM Closing Phase
 The Adaptive SDPM Strategy Summary
 Extreme ESPM

In Summary
 Where Are You?
 Where Do You Want To Go and How Can You Get There?
 What’s on the Web Site?
 Bibliography
 The Project Overview Statement
 Requirements Gathering
 The Work Breakdown Structure
 Estimation
 The Project Network Diagram
 The Resource Schedule
 Organizing the Project Team
 Project Performance Reporting
 Business Process Flow Diagramming
Product Information
 Title: Effective Software Project Management
 Author(s):
 Release date: March 2006
 Publisher(s): Wiley
 ISBN: 9780764596360