Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2017 Postgraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: School of Computing and Information Technology

Subject Information
Subject Code MCS9311
Subject Name Software Process Management
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites MCS9205
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Group Project 45%, Final exam 55%.
General Subject No.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts  
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information Students should use the SMP OnLine Tutorial System (via SOLS) to enrol in Tutorial/laboratory groups for this subject. Once enrolments are open a link to the subject will appear in Tutorial Enrolments in SOLS.
Availability Not Available in 2017

Subject Description
The primary aim of this subject is to acquaint students with the formal methodologies associated with the task of managing the software development process. Topics may include: Project Planning, Cost Estimation, Project Scheduling, Factors Influencing Productivity, Productivity Metrics, Risk Assessment and Management, Planning for Change, Release and Configuration Management, Software Process Standards, Software Contracts, Approaches to Maintenance, Long-Term Software Development, Case Studies of Real World Projects, Ethics, Professional Organisations, Legal Implications and Liabilities

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Describe various models of software development process.
2. Explain the principles and practices of software process management.
3. Demonstrate proficiency in the selection of an appropriate process management technique.
4. Apply process management skills and knowledge to a group software project.
5. Appropriately use project management tools to develop a project management plan.

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