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2010-2011, 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 2010-2011):
  • Monday 10:00-12:00 in JC-BSSOUTH-A25+
    Office hours: Monday 13:00-17:00
    Please book an appointment via email (see left-hand side) for a meeting during the office hours.

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, PDF-6PSS]

Week 02 - Business problems and models [PDF-2PPS, PDF-6PSS, Tutorial Solutions]

Week 03 - How to plan a project [PDF-2PPS, PDF-6PPS, Tutorial Solutions]

Week 04 - Resource planning [PDF-2PPS, PDF-6PPS, Tutorial Solutions]

Week 05 - Project scheduling with uncertain activity durations (This week's lecture notes will be modified later) [PDF-2PPS, PDF-6PPS, Tutorial Solutions]

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

Week 07 - Coursework - See the instructions below!

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 believe that you might have plagiarised, before it is too late and check your emails frequently for the next couple of days.

    Click to see your coursework marks [>>]. Please note that these marks are provisional and they are subject to change. While marking, late submission deduction and issues such as plagiarism are not taken into account.

  • Examination (50%)

    Sample Exam Questions
  • Resit Assessment
    Resit assessment will be based on 100% examination.