Software Project Management

  • December 19th, 2017: Tomorrow there will be no lesson
  • November 29th, 2017: Tomorrow there will be no lesson
  • November 20th, 2017: Tomorrow afternoon lesson is canceled.
  • November 13th, 2017: Tomorrow afternoon lesson is canceled due to another engagement I could not postpone.
  • October 23rd, 2017: Tomorrow afternoon lesson is canceled due to some engagement and deadlines. I strongly suggest that students meet in group so to continue the work started last week. Wednesday morning we will continue to work on the project.
  • October 16th, 2017: Dear students I would like to inform you that tomorrow lesson will start a 9am (not 9.15am) and will end at 10.30am with a very short break in the middle. Sorry for the inconvenience but I have a meeting at 10.30am.
  • October 12th, 2017: Dear students this week I only partially recorded the lessons. Sorry for the inconvenience.
  • October 10th, 2017: A project page, containing information related to the development of the course project, has been added to the wiki.
  • October 9th, 2017: Please note that there will be NO lessons in the week October 30th - November 3rd, due to an engagement related to a scientific conference.
  • October 4th, 2017: The streaming of the lessons are available under the “Study Material” section. They will be available for around one week.
  • October 3rd, 2017: Tomorrow there will be no lesson.
  • September 19th, 2017: The course page is on-ine


Lessons schedule:

  • Tuesday, 9am-11pm, 4pm-6pm
  • Wednesday 9am-11am
  • Thursday 11am-1pm (this lesson will not be delivered every week. Information will be provided in the news section).

Students Office hours:

  • Tuesday 3pm-4pm at my office (Polo Lodovici building)

The course intends to provide to the students basic knowledge on the subject of project management with a particular emphasis on the production of complex software systems

The course is structure over two different modules that in any case will result in a unique exam.

  • The first module (6CFU) will be mainly devoted to project management strategies in the area of software production, with a particular emphasis on Agile methodologies.

The list of topics covered by the course are:

  • Agile Project Management
    • Scrum
    • eXtreme Programming
    • Lean
    • Kanban
  • Principles of Software Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Risk Assessment
  • Cost Estimation
  • Staffing
  • Configuration management
  • Project Monitoring
  • Market Analysis
  • PMI Body of Knowledge

PMI CAPM certification


Exam Dates A.Y. 2017/2018

  • February 7th and 27th, 2018 at 11am in LA2 room
  • April 4th, 2018 at 11am in LA2 room
  • June 13th, 2018 at 11am in LA2 room
  • July 4th and 18th, 2018 at 11am in LA2 room
  • September 12th and 26th, 2018 at 11am in LA2 room
  • February 6th and 27th, 2019 at 11am in LA2 room

Exam rules:

  • students have to manage and develop a software project over the duration of the semester with intermediate checkpoints (meeting with the teacher). The group will have to simulate the techniques typical of an Agile approach.
  • The course also foresees a final written exam in which the student will have to answer questions and solve exercises on the different parts of the course. The exam will last around 2 hours. Students willing to improve their final mark can ask for an additional oral examination.
  • The project has to be delivered before taking part to the written paper

Exam Results

  • N/A