Software Project Management

Subject SWEN40003 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Twenty-four hours of lectures, 11 hours of workshops
Total Time Commitment: Year Long

The prerequisites are:

433-340 Software Engineering Project

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the Disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit Website:


Dr Shanika Karunasekera


Subject Overview:

Topics covered include:

  • Project management issues;
  • Client management;
  • Management of technical teams, project planning and scheduling;
  • Rsk management, configuration management;
  • Quality assurance and accreditation;
  • Legal issues; software quality;
  • Factors affecting software quality;
  • Planning for quality;
  • Software quality assurance plans;
  • Software measurements; and standards: - Australian and international.

The objectives of this subject are for students to understand the issues involved in software project management and the factors that affect software quality; to be familiar with a range of standards, techniques and tools developed to support software project management and the production of high quality software.

Assessment: <P>An individual project management project 2500 words (30%); a team project report worth 30%; a 2-hour examination (40%).</P>
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:


Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of the subject students should:

  • Be able to develop software project plans and supporting software quality plans and risk management plans

Credit may not be gained for both SWEN40003 Software Project Management and SWEN90003 IT Project Management.

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