554 Week 2 Assignment 1 Implementing Software Project Management Strategies

Oct 20th, 2014
Computer Science
Price: $40 USD

Question description

Imagine that you are employed by an organization that would like to further invest in the development of internal software applications. The organization finds it very costly to maintain vendor built and maintained software apps. It believes that the strategy of developing internal software could provide cost savings in the long run.

One of your responsibilities at this organization is to advise upper management on the latest trends and methodologies of software project management strategies. Upper management has asked you to identify and analyze the challenges and issues that the software development teams may experience if they transition to this new strategy. In addition, you are asked to provide your suggestions and solutions to mitigate the challenges and issues. 

Write a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you:

  1. Describe the latest trends of software project management strategies and suggest at least three (3) methodologies of software project management strategies for this project.
  2. Select the optimal software project management strategy for this project and provide a rationale. 
  3. Select three (3) typical constraints that may exist while managing and leading software projects within this organization. Analyze why the determination and clarification of these constraints is essential within the planning phases of the project. Note: Please refer to Table 1.1 in Chapter 1 of the text for information on typical constraints on software projects.
  4. Analyze the relationship between the organizational structure and a project manager’s level of authority and responsibility. 
  5. Suggest how a typical software engineering team could be staffed and describe each team member’s role. Determine the skills that are required for each team member for the success of the software project development.
  6. Select two (2) software project management frameworks as options for software development. Discuss how each framework provides an opportunity for efficient project resource management. Use examples to justify your answer. 
  7. Use at least five (5) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

Use the following template APA_Template_With_Advice_(6th_Ed) .doc

Book Managing and Leading Software Projects.pdf

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