Chapter Relation to the Competencies

This chapter relies on the competencies shown here. For resource assignments, the key product development technique needed is an awareness of the processes of software development using different life cycles. Life cycles must be evaluated and tailored to the individual needs of each project. A general understanding of software development activities (software engineering) and how to define the software product are competencies needed for task and activity identification.

The project management skills needed here are a continuation of those needed for building the WBS, such as documenting plans in an arranged structure and finding tasks and activities that can be used to create a schedule. Activity ID requires the people skills of leadership, interface, and communication, as well as the ability to present ideas effectively throughout the identification process.

People management skills are needed the most here. Interaction and communications skills are vital to selecting the right people for the right activities. You may have to recruit people to your project, through interviews and a personnel-hiring process. Performance appraisal skills also are necessary to track progress and support career planning. Selecting and building a team come into play as you assemble resources for the activities. These are the skills and competencies to be touched on in this chapter.

Product Development Techniques

6. Managing subcontractors—Planning, managing, and monitoring performance 11. Understanding development activities—Learning the software development cycle Project Management Skills

18. Scheduling—Creating a schedule and key milestones 21. Tracking process—Monitoring compliance of the project team People Management Skills

23. Appraising performance—Evaluating teams to enhance performance

26. Interaction and communication—Dealing with developers, upper management, and other teams

29. Negotiating successfully—Resolving conflicts and negotiating successfully

30. Planning careers—Structuring and giving career guidance

32. Recruiting—Recruiting and interviewing team members successfully

33. Selecting a team—Choosing highly competent teams

34. Teambuilding—Forming, guiding, and maintaining an effective team

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Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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