Chapter 15. Secret Insights on Software Project Management

“Become a fixer, not just a fixture.”

—Anthony J. D’Angelo

This chapter is a collection of some little-known insights and techniques on effective software project management. It includes hidden gems that you might not find in traditional sources. I assume that you have already learned, or will learn when the time is needed, the basics of software project management:

• Assembling a team

• Collecting requirements and building a project plan

• Setting delivery milestones

• Establishing source code and document controls, and development processes

• Managing and tracking risk

• Managing employees

• Managing the schedule and the delivery dependencies

• Instituting quality assurance processes ...

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