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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 2011-2012):
  • Wednesday 13:00-15:00 in JC-EXCHGE.B-LT1+
    Please book an appointment via email (see left-hand side) for a meeting.

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.

Syllabus

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 [PDF-2PPS, PDF-6PPS, Tutorial Solutions]

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

Week 07 - Structured Systems Analysis and Design Method (SSADM) and data flow diagrams [PDF-2PPS, PDF-6PPS]
THERE WILL BE NO CLASS ON THE 2ND OF MAY. PLEASE READ THE LECTURE NOTES.

Week 08 - Deciding whether to invest in a project [PDF-2PPS, PDF-6PPS, Tutorial Solutions]

Week 09 - How to handle uncertainty in decisions [PDF-2PPS, PDF-6PPS, Tutorial Solutions]

Week 10 - Using decision trees to structure decision problems [PDF-2PPS , PDF-6PPS, Tutorial Solutions]

Week 11 - Overview

Assesment

  • 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:
    • http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/csc/academic-integrity/references/academic-integrity.pdf
    • http://webservices.cs.nott.ac.uk/intranet/images/Documents/Staff/T1plagarism.pdf
    • http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~cah/G53IDS/ProjectHandbook.html#Copying

    Please make an appointment to discuss your situation if you believe that you might have plagiarised, before it is too late.

    Your solutions must be submitted both electronically using the CW system and as a hard copy to the School office by the given deadline.

    CW system for submitting your coursework: CW Coursework Submission Information for Students

    A coursework in any other file format than EXCEL will be considered as not submitted. A file that can not be opened also will be considered as not submitted. All students are responsible for following the status of their submission.

    Name your solution file using your CSIT username, e.g. abc05m.xls

    There will be two parts for the coursework:
    1. Coursework - Part 1 (The wording of 1(g) is slightly updated - 02/03/2012) [30%] (29th of February)
      Submission Deadline: 14th of March, Wednesday, 13:00 (noon)
    2. Coursework - Part 2 [20%] (21st of March)
      Submission Deadline: 2nd of May, Wednesday, 13:00 (noon)
      NOTICE THE CORRECTION IN THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE!!
    See the PROVISIONAL MARKS of both courseworks [>>].
    Please note that these marks are provisional and they are subject to change, since while marking, late submission deduction and issues such as plagiarism were not taken into account.
  • Examination (50%)

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