EMEN 5031 Software Engineering Project Management
Fall 2008 Course Syllabus
Course Description: This course is an elective course in the Engineering Management
Explore software project management activities from product concept through
development based upon best practices. Covered topics include software systems
engineering, process management and control, and project planning and management.
After successful completion of the course, the student will understand how standard
engineering practices applied to software products including life cycle development
processes. The student will learn to manage software as a distinct project, use
specifications and descriptions, make use of structured and object-oriented techniques,
complete reviews and audits, confirm product development with planned verification, and
validation and testing.
Throughout the course, we will be applying the systems engineering and project
management principles to Harvard a case studies.
Course Instructor: Stacy L. Dumas
There are two texts for this course. They are:
The Project Manager’s Guide to Software Engineering Best Practices, Christensen,
The Death March, Yourdan
The course topic outline which follows (Table I) identifies the proposed and tentative
lecture topics (some topics may be added or dropped based upon student input and
projects of interest which may arise during the semester) that will be presented
throughout the semester in order to allow the student to achieve the goals and objectives
of the course.
For each topic covered, it will be the student's responsibility to:
(a) Have read any assigned material identified by the instructor before the
Corresponding lecture; and
(b) Attend the lecture, and participate in classroom discussions of the
Material presented (in a course of this type, this requir