Monday, April 11, 2016

What is Project Management?

What is Project Management?
   Project management is “the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities in order to meet project requirements”

The Context of IT Projects
IT projects can be very diverse in terms of size,  complexity, products produced, application area, and resource requirements
IT project team members often have diverse backgrounds and skill sets
IT projects use diverse technologies that change rapidly.  Even within one technology area, people must be highly specialized

Special characteristics of and IT project 
Invisibility: when physical artefacts such as bridge or road is being constructed the progress being made can actually be seen. With software progress is not immediately visible
Complexity: more complex then other engineering works
Conformity : software developers have to conform to the requirement of human clients.

Importance of Software Project Management
Software projects have more frailer rate
Final project is invisible until it ends
Software Project use lot of effort, time , resources & money
The need for Software projects keeps increasing

Advantages of Using Formal Project Management
Better control of financial, physical, and human resources
Improved customer relations
Shorter development times
Lower costs
Higher quality and increased reliability
Higher profit margins
Improved productivity
Better internal coordination
Higher worker morale

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