ECTS - Software Project Management and Economics

Software Project Management and Economics (SE324) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Software Project Management and Economics SE324 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to provide an overview of the processes and methods of software project management.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Review project management knowledge areas and processes
  • Use different software project management techniques and tools
  • Apply software engineering economics’ techniques to project management
  • Discuss human resource management aspects of software projects
Course Content Introduction to software project management; overview of project planning; selection of appropriate project approach; activity planning, resource allocation, project tracking and control; contract management; managing people and organizing teams; software quality assurance; configuration management; various tools of software project management;

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to Software Project Management Relevant chapters indicated are to be read.
2 Ch 1 - Intro to PM
3 Ch2-Project Evaluation and Programme Management
4 Ch3 - Organizational Structure
5 Ch4 - Defining Projects
6 Ch5- Software Effort Estimation
7 Ch5- Software Effort Estimation
8 Ch6 - Project Networks
9 Ch6 - Project Networks
10 Ch8 Schedule Resources and Costs
11 Ch9 Reduce Duration
12 Ch7 - Managing Risk
13 Ch10-11 Project Manager, Teams, Virtual Project Management
14 Ch16 -Agile Project Management
15 Ch13-14 Monitoring and Project Closure Final Exam


Other Sources 1. Project Management: The Managerial Process by Erik Larson and Clifford Gray (8th Edition), ISBN: 978-1259666094, McGraw-Hill Publications, 2021
2. Technical Project Management in Living and Geometric Order (Third Edition) by Jeffrey S. Russell, P.E.; Wayne P. Pferdehirt, P.E.; and John S. Nelson, P.E. Open textbook:, 2018
3. Project Management from Simple to Complex" (2010) (authors chose to be not attributed as a newer version of the ebook is sold at cost). Open textbook: , 2010.
4. Software Project Management (Revised 5th Edition) By Bob Hughes & Mike Cotterell, ISBN :-10 0077109899, McGraw-Hill Publication, 2009.
5. Engineering Economy, Leland Blank and Anthony Tarquin (8th Edition), ISBN: 978-0073523439, Mc-Graw-Hill Publications, 2017
6. Effective Project Management: Traditional, Agile, Extreme (7th edition), R.Wysocki. ISBN : 978-1118729168, Wiley, 2013.
7. Information Technology Project Management 5th edition by Jack Marchewka. John Wiley & Sons (2016). ISBN 978-1-118-91101-3.
8. Mastering Software Project Management: Best Practices, Tools and Techniques by Murali K. Chemuturi and Thomas M. Cagley Jr. . Ross Publishing. 2010. ISBN: 978-1604270341
9. Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling, (12th Edition), Harold Kerzner, John Wiley & Sons, 2017. ISBN: 978-1119165354.
Course Book 10. Software Project Management 6Th Ed. by Rajib Mall And Mike Cotterell Mc Graw Hill India; ISBN-13: 978-9387067189, 2017.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 4 25
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 35
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 6 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and subjects specific to the computer engineering discipline; the ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge of these areas to complex engineering problems.
2 The ability to identify, define, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; selecting and applying proper analysis and modeling techniques for this purpose.
3 The ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions to meet specific requirements; the ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4 The ability to develop, select and utilize modern techniques and tools essential for the analysis and determination of complex problems in computer engineering applications; the ability to utilize information technologies effectively. X
5 The ability to design experiments, conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for the investigation of complex engineering problems or research topics specific to the computer engineering discipline.
6 The ability to work effectively in inter/inner disciplinary teams; ability to work individually X
7 Effective oral and writen communication skills in Turkish; the ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, to prepare design and production reports, to make effective presentations, to give and to receive clear and understandable instructions.
8 The knowledge of at least one foreign language; the ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, to prepare design and production reports, to make effective presentations, to give and to receive clear and understandable instructions.
9 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; the ability to access information, to follow recent developments in science and technology.
10 The ability to behave according to ethical principles, awareness of professional and ethical responsibility; X
11 Knowledge of the standards utilized in software engineering applications
12 Knowledge on business practices such as project management, risk management and change management; X
13 Awareness about entrepreneurship, innovation
14 Knowledge on sustainable development
15 Knowledge on the effects of computer engineering applications on the universal and social dimensions of health, environment and safety;
16 Awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions
17 An ability to describe, analyze and design digital computing and representation systems.
18 An ability to use appropriate computer engineering concepts and programming languages in solving computing problems.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 2 32
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 4 5 20
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 15 15
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 135