Project Management: Planning and Scheduling

Authored by: Richard E. Fairley

Encyclopedia of Software Engineering

Print publication date:  November  2010
Online publication date:  November  2010

Print ISBN: 9781420059779
eBook ISBN: 9781351249270
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This entry describes the considerations that must be taken into account when planning a software project. Topics covered include planning scenarios, a workflow model for planning and managing software projects, foundation elements for planning a software project, and methods and techniques for planning, which include work breakdown structures (WBS), work packages, schedule networks (both critical path and PERT (Program Evaluation and Review Technique)), Gantt charts, and staffing profiles. Other topics covered include a technique for estimating project effort and cost, and tools for planning software projects. The entry concludes with an overview of additional sources of information on planning a software project.

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