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Project Manager Role

Person who has the overall responsibility for the successful initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure of a project

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Project Success Criteria

1. Time
2.Budget
3. Meet customer requirements
4. Well functioning development team

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Software Management Distinctions

- Progress not always visible
- Unique experience for manager (every project different)
- Different companies have different software development process

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Universal Management Activities

1. Project planning, risk management, people management, reporting, proposal writing
2. Best programmers don't always make the best software managers

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Risk Management

1. Potential problem that may or may not occur in the future
2. Deals with identifying risks and drawing up plans to minimise their effect on a project

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Why is Risk Management Important?:

1. Loosely defined requirements
2. Requirements changes due to changes in customer needs
3. Hard to estimate time and resources required for development
4. Differences in individual skills

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Risk Classification

1. Project risks affect resources or schedule
2. Project risks affect quality or performance of the development
3. Business risks affect the organization developing

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Risk Identification Factors:

1. Requirements
2. Technology
3. Estimation
4. People
5. Tools
6. Organizational

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Risk Analysis

1. Probability and seriousness of each risk
2. Probably may be very low, low, moderate, high , very high
3. Consequences might be catastrophic, serious, tolerable or insignificant

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Risk Planning

1. Avoidance: probability that the risk will arise is reduced
2. Minimization: impact of the risk on the project or product will be reduced
3. Contingency: plans to deal with that risk

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Risk Monitoring

1. Assess each identified risks regularly to decide whether or not it is becoming less or more probable
2. Assess whether the effects of the risk have changed
3. Each key risk should be discussed at management progress meetings

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Group Composition Members:

1. Task orientated: everyone wants to do their own thing
2. Self-orientated: everyone wants to be the boss
3. Interaction oriented: too much chatting not enough work