SEN3003 Software Project ManagementBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs ENERGY SYSTEMS ENGINEERINGGeneral Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational QualificationsBologna Commission
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
SEN3003 Software Project Management Fall 3 0 3 7
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi YÜCEL BATU SALMAN
Course Lecturer(s): Dr. Öğr. Üyesi YÜCEL BATU SALMAN
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi PINAR BÖLÜK
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: Defining the software project lifecycle and defining the usual stages of a software project management. Implementing 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. Construct 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. Identifying the resources required for a project
8. Manage the progress of projects
9. Select new staff into a project.
10. Select the best communication genres to support the coordination needs of a project.

Course Content

The course content is composed of the basics of software project management, project evaluation and programme management, 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, 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
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.

Harold Kerzner, Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling, John Wiley & Sons.
References: Yok

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Project 1 % 25
Midterms 1 % 25
Final 1 % 50
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Study Hours Out of Class 5 15 75
Project 1 25 25
Midterms 1 14 14
Final 1 20 20
Total Workload 176

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Build up a body of knowledge in mathematics, science and Energy Systems Engineering subjects; use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve complex engineering problems.
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex Energy Systems Engineering problems; select and apply proper modeling and analysis methods for this purpose.
3) Ability to design complex Energy systems, processes, devices or products under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4) Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for solving complex problems in Energy Systems Engineering practice; employ information technologies effectively.
5) Ability to design and conduct numerical or pysical experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for investigating the complex problems specific to Energy Systems Engineering.
6) Ability to cooperate efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; and show self-reliance when working on Energy Systems-related problems
7) Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish (if he/she is a Turkish citizen), both orally and in writing. Write and understand reports, prepare design and production reports, deliver effective presentations, give and receive clear and understandable instructions.
8) Recognize the need for life-long learning; show ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continuously educate oneself.
9) Develop an awareness of professional and ethical responsibility, and behave accordingly. Be informed about the standards used in Energy Systems Engineering applications.
10) Learn about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; develop an awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
11) Acquire knowledge about the effects of practices of Energys Systems Engineering on health, environment, security in universal and social scope, and the contemporary problems of Energys Systems engineering; is aware of the legal consequences of Energys Systems engineering solutions.