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Adaptable Process Model
Software Project Management

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process software project management (SPM)

U.1.1 perform an adaptation criteria analysis;

assess each criterion again project scope;

define project type;

U.1.2 select software engineering task set;

repeat until (project scope is bounded)

  • U.1.3 bound the scope of the software effort;

    FTR: review scope to ensure lack of ambiguity;

  • endrep

    U.1.4 decompose product functionality;

    U.1.5 estimate the size of each function;

    do while (past project remain to be evaluated)

  • U.1.6 Acquire historical data;

    note significant environmental characteristics;

    categorize data by application domain and project type;

  • enddo

    repeat until (acceptable project estimate has been derived)

  • U.1.7 develop a project estimate using task-function-effort table;

    U.1.8 develop a project estimate using size oriented approach;

    U.1.9 develop a project estimate using an empirical model;

    U.1.10 estimate all project resources;

    U.1.11 reconcile estimated and develop a combined estimate;

  • endrep

    repeat until (project plan is approved)

  • U.1.14 establish SQA plan;

    U.1.15 establish SCM plan;

    FTR: Establish a review strategy;

    U.1.16 establish project monitoring and tracking approach;

    U.1.17 integrate all planning information into project plan;

    U.1.18 review and modify the plan;

  • endrep

    do parallel tasks (throughout project)

  • U.1.12 perform risk analysis;

    U.1.20 conduct project monitoring and tracking;

    U.1.21 collect project and process metrics;

    U.1.22 modify project estimates, schedule;

  • endparallel

    endsubprocess software project management (SPM)

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