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Software Engineering: A Methodical Approach by Elvis C. Foster

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CHAPTER 8

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Project Management Aids

In this chapter, we examine three project management aids — PERT/CPM, Gantt charts, and project management software. The techniques are useful for managing resources, as well as monitoring of targets and expenditure during a software engineering project. The techniques are also useful in planning the software engineering project — a process which commences with the initial software requirement (ISR), is refined in the requirements specification, and further refined in the design specification. The chapter proceeds under the following captions:

  • PERT and CPM
  • The Gantt Chart
  • Project Management Software
  • Summary ...

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