Software Project Management

By Prof. Rajib Mall, Prof. Durga Prasad Mohapatra   |   IIT Kharagpur, NIT Rourkela
Learners enrolled: 9391
ABOUT THE COURSE : Effective Software project management is crucial to the success of any software development or maintenance project. The roles and responsibilities of the project manager is numerous and varied. However, at the broad level, these can be classified in to the project planning and monitoring and control activities. Project planning involves making cost, effort, and duration estimation and preparing various types of plans such as schedule, configuration management, risk management, quality management, staffing plan, etc. The monitoring and control activities encompass keeping track of the progress and removing bottlenecks using techniques such as PERT, GANTT, and also effective risk management, team building, etc. INTENDED AUDIENCE: CSE, IT PREREQUISITES: Basic Programming Course
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Computer Science and Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 25 Jul 2022
End Date : 14 Oct 2022
Enrollment Ends : 08 Aug 2022
Exam Date : 30 Oct 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1: Introduction to Software Project Management 
Week 2: Selection of a Project Approach
Week 3: Project Estimation Techniques 
Week 4: Project Estimation Techniques Cont … 
Week 5: Project Planning and Project Scheduling
Week 6: Project Planning and Project Scheduling Cont …
Week 7: Project Organization and Team Structures 
Week 8: Risk Management 
Week 9: Resource Allocation 
Week 10: Project Monitoring and Control, Software Configuration Management
Week 11: Software Quality Management 
Week 12: Managing Contracts and Project closeout

Books and references

Software Project Management, 6th Edition, Bob Hughes, Mike Cotterel, Rajib Mall, McGraw-Hill, 2018

Instructor bio

Prof. Rajib Mall

IIT Kharagpur
Rajib Mall is Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, West Bengal. He has more than a two decades of teaching  experience in the areas of program analysis and testing. He has written five text books and over 150 refereed research papers.

Prof. Durga Prasad Mohapatra

NIT Rourkela
Durga Prasad Mohapatra is a Professor, in Department of Computer Science and Engineering, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Odisha. He has more than two decades of teaching experience in the areas of Real-Time Systems, Software Engineering, Software Testing, and Discrete Mathematics. He has written one text book on Discrete Mathematics and more than 100 refereed research papers.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 30 October 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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