The first activity in software project management is the acquisition of a project. Project acquisition is an activity carried out primarily by a business acquisition team with the assistance of a technical team. (In smaller organizations, project acquisition can be conducted by a single person or a team, depending on the distribution of labor. Key to remember is that the tasks required to seek out and acquire the work must be accomplished by someone — whether by a single person or by a team is immaterial.) Deciding on the project to be undertaken is a very important strategic ...