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IESEG School of Management ( IÉSEG )

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Niveau Année de formation Période Langue d'enseignement 
Professeur(s) responsable(s)S.ADDAS
Intervenant(s)Shamel ADDAS

Pré requis

The students must have a basic knowledge of Management and of IS. Some knowledge of general project management concepts may be helpful, but not necessary.

Objectifs du cours

At the end of the course, the students should be able to:
1. Understand the nature and constraints of software projects
2. Identify and categorize user requirements
3. Plan and estimate software projects using standard processes and software estimation tools
4. Measure and control project activities

Contenu du cours

Software projects are known to be more complex, less resilient, and more uncertain than other types of projects such as construction, manufacturing, and pharmaceutical projects. According to the 2009 CHAOS report compiled by Standish Group, 24% of software projects fail (cancelled or never used) while 44% are challenged (late, over-budget, and/or delivering less than promised functionality). Those results are significantly worse than the results in non-IT projects. Also, those results are particularly alarming considering that – according to Gartner’s 2010 figures – Western European countries spend €570 billion on IT, and North American organizations allocate 4% of their revenues for IT initiatives, of which 22% is invested in software products. The primary objective of this course is to help learners acquire the necessary knowledge and skills in order to successfully manage software development projects. The course focuses on project management methods, tools, and techniques – especially estimation and control – that are specific to software development projects. The course also allows students to use a simulation game and to experience first-hand the use of a software estimation tool (CoStar 7.0).

Modalités d'enseignement

Organisation du cours

TypeNombre d'heuresRemarques
Face to face
Interactive class16,00  
Independent work
Reference manual 's readings6,00  
E-Learning4,00   Yammer platform
Independent study
Group Project12,00  
Estimated personal workload8,00  
Charge de travail globale de l'étudiant50,00  

Méthodes pédagogiques

  • E-learning
  • Seminar
  • Project work
  • Interactive class


Marks are earned based on in-class and online participation, a group project, and a final exam.

Type de ContrôleDuréeNombrePondération
Continuous assessment
Individual Project0,00145,00
Final Exam
Written exam2,00130,00
TOTAL     100,00

Ressources internet

  • IESEG Online

    Additional reading and resources will be psoted on IESEG Online.

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