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2009-2010, Semester 2

The LANCS Initiative
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Ender Özcan
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G64SPM: Software Project Management

This is a 10 credit module (see module specification)

One lecture per week (See the timetable for 2009-2010):
  • Thursday 11:00-13:00 in JC-EXCHGE-C.LT2+
    Office hours: Thursday 13:30-15:30
    Please book an appointment via email (see left-hand side) before your visit.

Text for reading:
  • An introduction to management science : quantitative approaches to decision making, David R. Anderson, Dennis J. Sweeney, Thomas A. Williams, Thomson/South-Western.
  • Systems analysis and design, Kenneth E. Kendall, Julie E. Kendall, Pearson/Prentice Hall.
  • Applied Software Project Management, Andrew Stellman, Jennifer Greene, O’Reilley.


Handouts and answers to the tutorial questions will be provided in here as PDF files. Attendance is strongly suggested.
Week 01 - Introduction [PDF-2PSS]

Week 02 - Business problems and models [PDF-2PPS, Tutorial Solutions]

Week 03 - How to plan a project [PDF-2PPS, Tutorial Solutions]

Week 04 - Resource planning [PDF, Tutorial Solutions]

Week 05 - Project scheduling with uncertain activity durations [PDF-2PPS, PDF-6PPS, Tutorial Solutions]

Week 06 - Simulation [PDF-2PPS, PDF-6PPS, Tutorial Solutions]

Week 07 - Coursework - See the instructions below!

(THERE IS NO CLASS on 18/03/2010)
Week 08 - Structured Systems Analysis and Design Method (SSADM) and data flow diagrams [PDF-2PPS, PDF-6PPS]

Week 09 - Deciding whether to invest in a project [PDF-2PPS, PDF-6PPS, Tutorial Solutions]

Week 10 - How to handle uncertainty in decisions [PDF-2PPS, PDF-6PPS, Tutorial Solutions]

Week 11 - Using decision trees to structure decision problems [PDF-2PPS , PDF-6PPS, Tutorial Solutions]

Week 12 - Overview


  • Course Work (50%)
    Plagiarism is passing off someone else's work, whether intentionally or unintentionally, as your own for your own benefit.

    Please refer to the following pages for more details about plagiarism:
    Please make an appointment to discuss your situation if you beleive that you might have plagiarised, before it is too late.

    Click to see your coursework marks [>>]. Please note that these marks are provisional and they are subject to change. While marking, late submission deduction is not taken into account yet.
  • Examination (50%)

    Sample Exam Questions
  • Resit Assessment
    Resit assessment will be conducted by 100% examination.