Chapter Relation to the Competencies

To properly understand and select an appropriate organizational form for a software development project, you must have an understanding of the competencies indicated.

Of course, in product development techniques, you must understand development activities and also know how to evaluate various approaches and how to select methods and tools. Tailoring existing structures to fit the current project is important to organizational design and has bearing on how to effectively manage and control any subcontracting relationships that may be needed. The project management skills required involve selecting project management tools and processes, as well as documenting the organizational choices made and the reasons for them. The people management skills needed are the leadership, interaction, and communication skills to appropriately select the organizational form and manage the changes necessary to implement a new organizational structure. All the preceding affect recruiting a staff and building them into an effective team, while furthering their careers from the work of the project. Your skill with these competencies helps determine the success chances for your software development project.

Product Development Techniques

4. Evaluating alternative processes—Evaluating various approaches 6. Managing subcontractors—Planning, managing, and monitoring performance

8. Selecting methods and tools—Defining selection processes

9. Tailoring processes—Modifying standard processes to suit a project

11. Understanding development activities—Learning the software development cycle Project Management Skills

13. Documenting plans—Identifying key components 20. Selecting project management tools—Knowing how to select PM tools People Management Skills

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

27. Leadership—Coaching project teams for optimal results

28. Managing change—Being an effective change agent

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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