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Excerpts from Chapter 7 of "Software project management: A process driven approach"

Here is an excerpt from Chapter 7 of my book “Software project management: A process driven approach”

Let us see an example to observe how EVM works. 540 more words

Project Management

SATURN 2015 Proposal Guidelines

One of our goals every year with SATURN is to create a solid technical program that is informative, engaging, and lasting. When evaluating proposals for the program, the review committee uses the following guidelines to help decide whether a proposal is a good match for this year’s conference. 433 more words

Software Architecture

Trust is Critical to Building Software

So much of software engineering is built on trust.

I have to trust that the other engineers on my team will pull me back from the brink if i start to spend too much time chasing down a bug. 235 more words


Agile-Scrum vs. Reality

What is Agile-Scrum? Glad you asked. This is what Wikipedia says.

Scrum is an iterative and incremental agile software development framework for managing product development. It defines “a flexible, holistic product development strategy where a development team works as a unit to reach a common goal”, challenges assumptions of the “traditional, sequential approach” to product development, and enables teams to self-organize by encouraging physical co-location or close online collaboration of all team members, as well as daily face-to-face communication among all team members and disciplines in the project.

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Variability on software projects and impact on software professionals - part 2

Continuing our discussion from part 1 of this article, let us discuss the concept of mass servicing of projects.

To understand mass servicing of projects better let us first discuss the concept of mass manufacturing. 486 more words

Project Management

Variability on software projects and impact on Software professionals - part 1

Projects after all have a predefined life. They born, grow and finally die when project completes. Software projects are no different. In fact most of the software industry is based on project work. 481 more words

Project Management