Introduction to Software Project Management – New Book published by CRC Press


11 February 2014 – Florida, USA – CRC Press has announced the publication of a new book titled Introduction to Software Project Management, by Adolfo Villafiorita. The book provides the know-how to manage software projects effectively, and can help ensure your software projects are delivered on time and under budget.

140211-pmw20-villafiorita-IMAGEAccording to the CRC release: Introduction to Software Project Management covers a broad range of techniques and supplies alternatives to conventional methods. The book initially provides a fundamental overview of project management techniques and the technical aspects of software development. It supplies the understanding of the techniques required to mitigate uncertainty in projects and better control the complexity of software development projects. It further illustrates the technical activities of software development in a coherent process—describing how to customize it to fit a wide range of software development scenarios.

Other features:

  • Examines project management frameworks and software development standards, including ESA and NASA guidelines, PRINCE2®, and PMBOK® 
  • Addresses open source development practices and tools so readers can adopt best practices and get started with tools that are available for free 
  • Explains how to tailor the development process to different kinds of products and formalities, including the development of web applications 
  • Includes access to additional material for both practitioners and teachers at www.spmbook.com 

Supplying an analysis of existing development and management frameworks, the book describes how to set up an open-source tool infrastructure to manage projects. Since practitioners must be able to mix traditional and agile techniques effectively, the book covers both and explains how to use traditional techniques for planning and developing software components alongside agile methodologies. It does so in a manner that will help you to foster freedom and creativity in assembling the processes that will best serve your needs. 

Adolfo Villafiorita, PhD, is a senior researcher at Fondazione Bruno Kessler where he leads the ICT4G unit, whose mission is the use of ICT to foster social and economic development. With long experience in the area of formal verification, he has led various technology transfer and development projects in the national and international context. He is a contract professor at the University of Trento, where he teaches software project management.

CRC Press is a premier publisher of scientific and technical work, reaching around the globe to collect essential reference material and the latest advances and make them available to researchers, academics, professionals, and students in a variety of accessible formats.  CRC’s mission is to serve the needs of scientists and the community at large by working with capable researchers and professionals from across the world to produce the most accurate and up to date scientific and technical resources.

To see their  Software Engineering & Systems Development titles, go to http://www.crcpress.com/browse/category/ITC12A.  To see their Project Management titles, go to http://www.crcpress.com/browse/?category=BUS14A

Introduction to Software Project Management; by Adolfo Villafiorita; published by CRC Press, © 2014, 296 pp., hard cover, ISBN 9781466559530; $89.95,  for more information, go to http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781466559530 

Source: CRC Press