Software Project Management in a Changing World

  • Günther Ruhe
  • Claes Wohlin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Günther Ruhe, Claes Wohlin
    Pages 1-24
  3. Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-26
    2. Constantinos Stylianou, Andreas S. Andreou
      Pages 73-106
  4. Supporting Areas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-124
    2. Jens Heidrich, Dieter Rombach, Michael Kläs
      Pages 125-156
    3. Barbara Paech, Alexander Delater, Tom-Michael Hesse
      Pages 157-192
    4. Erik Jagroep, Inge van de Weerd, Sjaak Brinkkemper, Ton Dobbe
      Pages 193-221
    5. Christof Ebert
      Pages 223-246
  5. New Paradigms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-276
    2. Tore Dybå, Torgeir Dingsøyr, Nils Brede Moe
      Pages 277-300
    3. Darja Šmite
      Pages 301-320
    4. Martin Höst, Klaas-Jan Stol, Alma Oručević-Alagić
      Pages 343-369
  6. Emerging Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 371-372
    2. Filomena Ferrucci, Mark Harman, Federica Sarro
      Pages 373-399
    3. Rachel Harrison, Varsha Veerappa
      Pages 401-424
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 473-477

About this book


By bringing together various current direc­tions, Software Project Management in a Changing World focuses on how people and organizations can make their processes more change-adaptive. The selected chapters closely correspond to the project management knowledge areas introduced by the Project Management Body of Knowledge, including its extension for managing software projects. 

The contributions are grouped into four parts, preceded by a general introduction. Part I “Fundamentals” provides in-depth insights into fundamental topics including resource allocation, cost estimation, and risk management. Part II “Supporting Areas” presents recent experiences and results related to the management of quality systems, knowledge, product portfolios, and glob­al and virtual software teams. Part III “New Paradigms” details new and evolving software-development practices including agile, distributed, and open and inner-source development. Finally, Part IV “Emerging Techniques” introduces search-based tech­niques, social media, software process simulation and the efficient use of empirical data, and their effects on software-management practices.

This book will attract readers from both academia and practice with its excellent balance between new findings and experience of their usage in new contexts. Whenever appropriate, the presentation is based on evidence from empirical evaluation of the proposed approaches.  For researchers and graduate students, it presents some of the latest methods and techniques to accommodate new challenges facing the discipline. For professionals, it serves as a source of inspiration for refining their project-management skills in new areas.


agile management global software development project and people management risk management search-based software engineering software cost estimation software development methods software portfolio management

Editors and affiliations

  • Günther Ruhe
    • 1
  • Claes Wohlin
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CalgaryCalgaryCanada
  2. 2.Blekinge Institute of TechnologyKarlskronaSweden

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