Chapter Relation to the Competencies

This chapter concerns the competencies shown in Figure 7-2. Defining the project goal and scope directly relate to the initial assessment and product definition techniques of product development, and the project management skills related to estimating and documenting, using the people management competencies of leadership, negotiation, and communication and interaction.

Figure 7-2. How Defining the Goal and Scope of a Software Project Relates to the 34

Competencies

Software

Project

Management

Product

Projecl

People

1.

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23. Appraising p-erlDfmarice

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Documenting plans

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26. Interaction and communIçatlon

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Moniionng development

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Trackmg product quality

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Activities

21.

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22.

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Product Development Techniques

Product Development Techniques

3. Defining the product—Identifying customer environment and product requirements 7. Performing the initial assessment—Assessing difficulty, risks, costs, and schedule

Project Management Skills

12. Building a work breakdown structure—Building a work breakdown structure for a project

13. Documenting plans—Identifying key components

14. Estimating cost—Estimating cost to complete the project

15. Estimating effort—Estimating effort required to complete the project People Management Skills

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

27. Leadership—Coaching project teams for optimal results

29. Negotiating successfully—Resolving conflicts and negotiating successfully 31. Presenting effectively—Using effective written and oral skills

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