Master TR-NQF-HE: Level 7 QF-EHEA: Second Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 7

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
SEN5144 Software Project Management Fall 3 0 3 8

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Must Course
Course Level:
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Prof. Dr. ADEM KARAHOCA
Course Lecturer(s): Dr. Öğr. Üyesi PINAR BÖLÜK
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: Main objective of this course is to define the software project lifecycle and define the usual stages of a software project management, implement a variety of cost benefit evaluation techniques for choosing among competing project proposals and evaluating the risk. The course covers project planning, program management, project evaluation, software effort estimation, activity planning, risk management, monitoring and controlling, managing contracts, managing people and organizing teams, and software quality.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1. Describe the contents of a typical business plan.
2. Approach project planning in an organized step-by-step manner.
3. Select an appropriate process model.
4. Describe the software effort estimation.
5. Produce an activity plan for a project.
6. Identify the factors putting a project at risk.
7. Identify the resources required for a project.
8. Monitor the progress of projects.
9. Select and inducting new staff into a project.
10. Select the best communication genres to support the coordination needs of a project.

Course Content

The content of this course is composed of introduction to software project management, project evaluation and programme management, an overview of project planning, selection of appropriate project approach, software effort estimation, activity planning, risk management, resource allocation, monitoring and control, managing contracts, managing people in software environment, working in teams and software quality

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction to Software Project Management
2) Project Evaluation and Programme Management
3) An Overview of Project Planning
4) Selection of Appropriate Project Approach
5) Software Effort Estimation
6) Activity Planning
7) Activity Planning / Midterm
8) Risk Management
9) Resource Allocation
10) Monitoring and Control
11) Managing Contracts
12) Managing People in Software Environment
13) Working in Teams
14) Software Quality


Course Notes / Textbooks: Bob Hughes, Mike Cotterell, Software Project Management, McGraw Hill, 5th Edition.
References: Harold Kerzner, Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling, John Wiley & Sons.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Quizzes 2 % 10
Homework Assignments 2 % 15
Presentation 1 % 20
Midterms 1 % 15
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution