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Core/Elective: Core Semester: 1 Credits: 4

Course Description

Software development is a human activity. Agile methods, whether for project management or software development, are the ideal approach for developing software products where change is a risk factor. This course discusses the important milestones in effective software project management in the agile way.

Course Objectives

To provide an understanding of project management and its principles in a contemporary iterative, incremental Agile project environment

Course Content

1. Traditional project management life cycles: PMI Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and IBM RUP: initiation (scoping), planning, execution (launching), monitoring and control, and closing of projects

2. Agile project management principles. Agile philosophy. APM frameworks – envision, speculate, explore, adapt and close. Configuring project life cycles. Deliverables – management, technical. Feature-based delivery

3. Agile technical team: Roles and responsibilities, team empowerment, leadership collaboration. Agile practices: Facilitated workshops, MoSCoW approach to prioritization, iterative development methodologies – SCRUM and XP, modeling, timeboxing.

4. Agile project planning: Agile requirements - structure and hierarchy of requirements. The Agile approach to estimating. Agile measurements

5. Agile control mechanisms: 7 control parameters. Transitioning to agile. Agile approach to risk and configuration management. Quality in agile project. Agile quality management. Agile testing.


1. Effective Project Management: Traditional, Agile, Extreme, (7thEd): Robert K. Wysocki; Wiley India (2014)
2. Agile Project Management (2ndEd): Jim Highsmith, Addison-Wesley Professional (2009)
3. Project Management the Agile Way: Making it Work in the Enterprise (1st Ed): John C. Goodpasture, Cengage Learning India (2014)
4. Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products (2ndEd): Jim Highsmith, AW (2009)

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