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Software Project Management & Quality Assurance

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Course Name        MCA (Master of Computer Application)

Subject Code       MC0084 (Software Project Management & Quality Assurance)

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Software Project Management & Quality Assurance Syllabus.

Part 1 An Introduction to Software Development Organization and Roles
Introduction; The Management Spectrum – People, Process, Product, Project; Organizational Structures; IT and Organizational Structures; Hierarchical; Organizational Structure; Flat Organizational Structure; Matrix Organizational Structure; Networked Organizational Structure; T-Form Organization; Job Roles in Software Development:

Part 2 Overview of Project Management
Introduction to Software Project Management; Factors influencing Project Management; Project Manager; Project Management activities; Stakeholders; Project Communication; Project Development Phases; Project charter; Statement of Work (SOW); Project Management Associations

Part 3 Project Planning
Introduction; Tasks in Project Planning; Work Breakdown Structures (WBS); Development Life cycle models; A generic project model:

Part 4 Estimation and Budgeting of Projects
Introduction; Software Cost Estimation; Software Cost Estimation Methods; Comparison of Methods; Cost Estimation Guidelines; COCOMO model; The Basic COCOMO Model; The Intermediate COCOMO Model
Introduction to COCOMO II; Budgeting; Capital budgeting; NPV; ROI; Payback models:

Part 5 Project Scheduling
Introduction; Scheduling Techniques; PERT Technique; Gantt Chart; Critical Path Method; Automated Tools

Part 6 Risk Management
Introduction; Concepts of Risks and Risk Management; Risk Management Activities as applied to project management; Effective Risk Management; Self Assessment Questions; Risk categories; Aids for Risk Identification; Risk Components and drivers; Risk Prioritization:

Part 7 Configuration Management
Introduction; Software Configuration Management; Baselines; Software Configuration Items; Software Configuration Management process; Identification of objects in the Software Configuration; Version Control Status Reporting; Goals of SCM:

Part 8 Team Development and Conflict Management
Introduction; Organization; Centralized-Control Team Organization; Decentralized-Control Team; Organization; Mixed-Control Team Organization; Case study: Open-source development team organization; An Assessment of Team Organizations; Case study 8.2: Nokia software factories; Team discipline; Conflict management

Part 9 Introduction to Software Quality Assurance
Introduction; Goals of Software Assurance; Supportive activities involved in the software life cycle; Formal Technical Reviews; Standards and Procedures; Types of standards; Software Quality Assurance Activities Software qualities; Quality; Cost of quality; Creating the Software Quality Assurance Plan:

Part 10 Project Closure
Introduction; Project Closure Analysis; The Role of Closure Analysis; Performing Closure Analysis; Closure Analysis Report; Sample closure analysis report

Part 11 Project Monitoring and Controlling
Introduction; Project Status Reporting; Project Metrics; Earned Value Analysis (EVA); Project Communication Plan & Techniques; Steps to Process Improvement; IEEE recommended steps for process improvement; Six Sigma:

Part 12 Testing Techniques
Introduction; Types of Software Testing; Manual Testing; Automated Testing; Black Box Testing Equivalence Partitioning; Boundary Value Analysis; Cause – Effect Graphing Techniques; White Box Testing Techniques; Basis Path Testing; Flow Graph Notation; Cyclomatic Complexity; Deriving Test Cases; Control Structure Testing; Advantages and Disadvantages of White Box Testing; List of Testing Tools:

Part 13 Software Testing Strategies
Introduction; Unit Testing; Unit Test Considerations ; Integration Testing ; Big Bang; Bottom-up Integration; Top-down Integration ; System Testing ; Recovery Testing ; Security Testing ; Stress Testing ; Performance Testing ; S/w validation; Verification and Validation; Validation Test Criteria S/w; Configuration review; Alpha and Beta Testing; Debugging; Steps for Debugging ; Testing Life Cycle; Roles in Software Testing

Part 14 Software Process and Project Metrics
Introduction; Measure, Metrics and Indicators; Why use Metrics?; Process Metrics; Project Metrics; Software Measurement ; Metrics for Software Quality

Part 15 Software Design and Principles
Introduction; Software Design Process; Design and Software Quality; Evolution of Software Design; Design Principles; Design Concepts; Abstraction; Refinement; Modularity; Software Architecture; Control Hierarchy; Structural Partitioning; Data Structure; Software Procedure; Information Hiding; Effective Modular Design; Functional Independence; Cohesion; Coupling:

Part 16 Clean Room Software Engineering
Introduction; The Cleanroom Strategy; What Makes Cleanroom Different?; Functional Specification; Black-Box Specification; State-Box Specification; Clear-Box Specification; Cleanroom Design:

Part 17 Software Quality Assurance
Introduction; Software Quality Assurance Activities; Software Qualities; Standards; ISO Standards for Software Organization; SEI – Capability Maturity Model; Comparison between ISO & SEI CMM; Other Standards and Initiatives:

Part 18 CASE (Computer Aided Software Engineering) Tools
Introduction ; CASE support in Software Life Cycle; Classification of CASE Tools; Steps for CASE Tool Implementation; Integrated CASE Environments; Architecture of CASE Environment; CASE Repository

Part 19 Formal Methods
Introduction; Mathematics in Software Development; Mathematical Preliminaries; Formal Specification Languages; The Ten Commandments of formal languages

Part 20 Re-Engineering
Introduction; Growing problems of software maintenance; Redevelopment or Reengineering; Business Process Reengineering; Software Reengineering Process Model; Technical Problems of Reengineering; Terminology of Software Reengineering.

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