Planning a Software Project

  • Pankaj Jalote
Part of the Springer Compass International book series (COMPASS)


Software development is a highly labor intensive activity. A large software project may involve hundreds of people, and may span over many years. A project of this dimension can easily turn into chaos if proper management controls are not imposed. To complete the project successfully the large workforce has to be properly organized so that the entire workforce is contributing effectively and efficiently towards the project. Proper management controls and checkpoints are required for effective project monitoring. Controlling the development, ensuring quality, satisfying the constraints of the selected process model (waterfall model in our case) all require careful management of the project.


Project Schedule Software Project Cost Driver Effort Estimate Communication Path 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pankaj Jalote
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Engineering KanpurIndian Institute of Technology KanpurIndia
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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