Accession Number : ADA326486

Title :   Report on Project Management and Software Cost Estimation Technologies.

Corporate Author : SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT CENTER HILL AFB UT

PDF Url : ADA326486

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 153

Abstract : The Project Management Technology Domain is a classification of methodologies, tools, theory and practice as it pertains to the field of project management. The purpose of this report is to increase awareness and understanding of project management technology. Use of this report should be the first step in transferring effective project management principles, methods, and products into practical use. The target audience of this report consists of those managers and technical personnel who are responsible for the development and maintenance of software in their organizations. This report defines the basic concepts of the Project Management Technology Domain and identifies their value in improving software quality and productivity. It explains how the capabilities of current project management products can improve management of software projects. It provides information about specific products in the marketplace. The information is aimed at those who must make decisions about acquiring project management technology and who must prepare their organizations to use it effectively. Finally, this report proposes an identification of future directions of the domain to help in planning long range strategies and development of an organizational road map toward improved software development. The Software Estimation Technology Report, March 1993 has been updated and is included in this report as Appendix A.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *COST ESTIMATES, *RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MAINTENANCE, METHODOLOGY, STRATEGY, REPORTS, LONG RANGE(TIME), TECHNICIANS, QUALITY, PLANNING, LONG RANGE(DISTANCE), CLASSIFICATION, PRODUCTIVITY.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE