Course Duration: 2 Days

Course Category: Project Management


14 PDUs (Professional Development Units)

Software Project Management

Course Description

“Far too many projects are still managed as unending death marches or, conversely, frenzied fire fights” 
- Dr. Richard Bechtold. (Author of Essentials of SW Project Management)


Processwork’s “Software Project Management" (SPM) course assists with systematic planning and management of software projects, and also provides pointers on how to regain a project that has been overwhelmed by events.


Statistics show that that is a 90% possibility that projects are on a road to failure [indicatives being 1) over budget 2) behind schedule and 3) inadequate quality]. Our program helps participants transform chaotic project endeavors into orderly step by step processes. SPM provides an excellent framework for realistic and result oriented software project management.

Course Objective

The course addresses the business of software development as a logical process that can be effectively managed for success. The focus of the course is planning, tracking and controlling software project for business results.


This course addresses proven project management best practices and professional methodologies for managers working in the middle manager roles in their organizations. The curriculum is drawn from best practices within the software project management and the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) from PMI. 

Who should attend

Project Managers, Module Leaders, Process Group Members, Team Leaders, Team Members Trainers


Workshop Contents Introduction to Software Project Management

  • Project Monitoring & Control

Requirements Management

  • Analysing Requirements
  • Validating Requirements
  • Software Requirement Specifications
  • Managing Requirements changes and modifications

Software Effort Estimation & Costing

  • Costing
  • Project Budgeting
  • Types of Project Costs
  • Cost Control
  • Effort
  • Function Point Analysis
  • Wide Band Delphi
  • Other Estimation Techniques

Software Development Life cycle Methodologies

  • Waterfall
  • Agile Software Development
  • Iterative Software Development

Project Planning & Scheduling

  • Develop a Project Plan
  • Resource Allocation
  • Tools

Project Monitoring & Control

  • Purpose and importance of Project Tracking & Oversight
  • Planning Vs Project Reality & Performance
  • Tracking & Control process
  • Project Review Baselines
  • Finalizing Tracking Requirements
  • Status Reports – Weekly, Monthly, Review discipline

Risk Management

  • Risk Management and its associated processes
  • Types & Categories of Risks
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Risk Management
  • Prioritizing risk based on risk value
  • Risk Response Planning
  • Risk Reduction Strategies
  • Risk Monitoring & Control

Configuration Management


Software Quality Management

  • Peer Reviews
  • Walkthroughs
  • Inspection

Software Testing

  • Performance Testing
  • Usability Testing
  • User Acceptance Testing

Project Communications Management

  • Communication Planning
  • Information Distribution
  • Performance Reporting
  • Information & Document Control
  • Administrative Closure

Case study material, exercises and appropriate handouts for extra reading/knowledge will be provided

Available Funding Support
Malaysia Only

This course is HRDF SBL & HRDF SBL Khas Approved

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