Software Project Management
Software project management is the art and science of planning and leading software projects. ACMSOFT offers project management services for small to larger more complex software projects.
ACMSOFT Project management team use these processes for production aspects of software development:
- Risk Management - the process of measuring or assessing risk and then developing strategies to manage the risk. Risk management in software project management begins with the business case for starting the project, which includes a cost-benefit analysis as well as a list of fallback options for project failure (contingency plan).
- Requirements Management - the process of identifying, documenting, analyzing, prioritizing and agreeing on requirements and then controlling change and communicating to relevant stakeholders.
- Change Management - the process of identifying, documenting, analyzing, prioritizing and agreeing on changes to the project scope and then controlling changes and communicating to relevant stakeholders.
- Software Configuration Management - the process of identifying, and documenting the scope itself, which is the software product underway, including all sub-products and changes and enabling communication of these to relevant stakeholders.
- Release Management - the process of identifying, documenting, prioritizing and agreeing on releases of software and then controlling the release schedule and communicating to relevant stakeholders.
We are very familiar with software project management failures and following are the most common causes:
- Unrealistic or unarticulated project goals
- Inaccurate estimates of needed resources
- Badly defined system requirements
- Poor reporting of the project's status
- Unmanaged risks
- Poor communication among customers, developers, and users
- Use of immature technology
- Inability to handle the project's complexity
- Sloppy development practices
- Poor project management
- Stakeholder politics
- Commercial pressures