Software & IT projects

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This subject looks at the aspects of project controls and management specific to the ICT industries.

Topics included in Software & IT project Management:

- IT Project Management Overview
- Agile Approaches to Development
- Traditional Approaches to Development
- Useful External Web-links & Resources.

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Software & IT Project Management Overview


Planning poker, also called Scrum poker, is a consensus-based, gamified technique for estimating, mostly used to estimate effort or relative size of development goals in software development. In planning poker, members of the group make estimates by playing numbered cards face-down to the table, instead of speaking them aloud. The cards are revealed, and the estimates are then discussed. By hiding the figures in this way, the group can avoid the cognitive bias of anchoring, where the first number spoken aloud sets a precedent for subsequent estimates.



Agile Approaches to Development

Agile is a way of developing software and other ‘soft products’ focused on flexibility and adapting to changing user or customer requirements to maximize value. This topic looks at the practical application of Agile in a business environment. See more on Product Development & Maintenance

DP: Thoughts on Agile.  Agile is a way of developing software and other ‘soft products’ focused on flexibility and adapting to changing user or customer requirements to maximize value. This paper looks at the implication of managing an agile approach to product development.

Prs: Controlling Agile. A review of the decisions, questions and options for effectively integrating project controls with an 'agile' product delivery methodology.

Art: De-Projectizing IT Maintenance. Not everything in IT needs to be a project – by de-projectizing maintenance work major improvements in delivery are possible.

Art: Processes -v- People. You can get the best of both worlds by embedding organizational agility into your procedures, methodologies and management.

Agile Resources

Agile Alliance - the home of the 'Agile Manifesto' -

Best Management Practice products, UK Government (formally OGC, now Axelos) - the umbrella site dedicated to making access to information quick and easy: 
- PRINCE2 Agile - a complete agile project management solution:
- AgileSHIFT an enterprise agility solution:

Agile Business Consortium - A not-for-profit organization, that pioneered Agile and has unrivaled expertise in the field:

Scrum AllianceⓇ - a nonprofit organization that is guiding individuals, leaders, and organizations with agile practices, principles, and values: 

SCRUMstudy - Global Accreditation Body for Scrum and Agile Certifications (owned by VMEdu):



Traditional Approaches to Development




Useful External Web-links & Resources

Australian Computer Society (ACS) - Computer industry professionals:

International Software Benchmarking Standards Group - The mission of the ISBSG is to improve the management of IT projects through the use of public repositories of software engineering knowledge and metrics:


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