Best Reference Books – Software Project Planning and Management

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Software Project Planning and Management subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Software Project Planning and Management along with reviews.

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1. “The Software Development Project: Planning and Management” by Phillip Bruce and Sam M Pederson

“The Software Development Project: Planning and Management” Book Review: This book is a comprehensive guide to the implementation and control of software development projects. It describes topics ranging from the definition and analysis of requirements to the operational use of the software system. The book discusses techniques for planning, costing and scheduling a software development effort, organizing and managing the project team. The phases and milestones of a project are defined in detail along with practical descriptions of required reviews and documentation. The book also presents approaches to configuration management, programming standards and development support tools. The book is useful for anyone engaged in planning and management of software development.

2. “Handbook of Research on Technology Project Management, Planning, and Operations” by Terry T Kidd

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“Handbook of Research on Technology Project Management, Planning, and Operations” Book Review: This book is a complete and detailed guide to systems planning and management of new technologies that have significant impact on corporate strategies. This book provides comprehensive coverage of information technology projects and resources. It is designed from industry practical experiences, challenges and opportunities, thus providing a practical understanding of the subject matter. It also includes terms, definitions and explanations for providing the knowledge of IT management. The book is a useful learning source for researchers, educators, students, and field practitioners.

3. “The Dynamic Progress Method: Using Advanced Simulation to Improve Project Planning and Management” by J Chris White and Robert M Sholtes

“The Dynamic Progress Method: Using Advanced Simulation to Improve Project Planning and Management” Book Review: This book provides an overview of the research conducted while illustrating some of the issues with current approaches. It presents the Dynamic Progress Method (DPM), an innovative simulation-based approach to project management. It also includes instructions on how to use the accompanying DPM-based simulation tool pmBLOX to plan, manage, and analyze projects. It introduces a new and better way of planning, estimating and managing projects. The book is useful for those working in project planning and management.

4. “Project Planning and Control Using Oracle Primavera P6 Versions 8.1, 8.2 & 8.3 Professional Client & Optional Client” by Paul E Harris

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“Project Planning and Control Using Oracle Primavera P6 Versions 8.1, 8.2 & 8.3 Professional Client & Optional Client” Book Review: This book teaches how to plan and control projects in an established Primavera Enterprise environment with or without Resources and Roles. It includes practice-oriented pictures, useful tips and workshops with solutions at the end of each chapter for the reader to practice the skills taught. It has been written so it may be used with either the Professional Project Management Client version or the Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Optional Client. The book is written for Project Management Professionals who wish to learn how to plan and control projects.

5. “Using Primavera 6: Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling Projects – Vol.1” by Abdelrahman Al-Saridi

“Using Primavera 6: Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling Projects – Vol.1” Book Review: This book shows step by step procedure of creating and controlling projects using Primavera 6. It covers the beginners and intermediate levels. This book helps the readers understand the concepts using a practical approach with various real-world examples and pictures included in the book. The book is useful for those who want to learn Primavera 6 for planning, executing, monitoring and controlling projects.

6. “The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses” by Eric Ries

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“The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses” Book Review: This book focuses on increasing the capital efficiency of the companies and using human creativity to its highest level. The book explains various concepts such as validated learning, vanity metrics and more. It puts forward new ideas to make the company agile and flexible. This book teaches the use of continuous innovation to create radically successful businesses. It is designed for budding entrepreneurs who want to implement innovative techniques for making their business successful.

7. “SAP Integrated Business Planning: Functionality and Implementation” by Amit Sinha and Sandy Markin

“SAP Integrated Business Planning: Functionality and Implementation” Book Review: This book is a comprehensive guide to the SAP IBP planning processes and configuration. It begins with the basics and discusses topics ranging from loading data into SAP IBP to explore the planning model. Then it goes into key functionality and implementation steps for S&OP, demand planning, supply and response planning, inventory management and supply chain analytics. Using in-depth SAP SCM industry case studies, the book helps to discover what it takes to ensure a successful adoption of SAP IBP. The book is useful for anyone interested in learning the functionality and implementation of SAP in a practical manner.

8. “Planning and Managing Projects with Primavera (P6) Project Planner” by P Vinayagam and A Vimala

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“Planning and Managing Projects with Primavera (P6) Project Planner” Book Review: This book explains the computer-aided construction management programme concepts and deals with various techniques of project management. These techniques range from the planning stage to the commissioning stage using PRIMAVERA. The book describes the use of the project management tool PRIMAVERA in planning, scheduling, managing and recognizing potential problems in the projects and offering solutions to overcome them. The basic concepts and techniques of project management are illustrated by simple examples. It describes a step-by-step procedure to plan and manage a project by using PRIMAVERA with necessary background information. The book is useful for those interested in learning how to plan and manage projects using Primavera Project Planner.

9. “Agile Project Management: Beginner Guide for Scrum Development” by James Jackson

“Agile Project Management: Beginner Guide for Scrum Development” Book Review: This book is a comprehensive guide to the implementation and control of software development projects using scrum development. It describes topics ranging from the definition and analysis of requirements to the operational use of the software system. The book discusses techniques for planning, costing and scheduling a software development effort, organizing and managing the project team. The phases and milestones of a project are defined in detail along with practical descriptions of required reviews and documentation. The book also presents approaches to configuration management, programming standards and development support tools. The book is useful for anyone engaged in planning and management of software development.

10. “The Complete Software Project Manager: Mastering Technology from Planning” by Anna Murray

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“The Complete Software Project Manager: Mastering Technology from Planning” Book Review: This book is a complete and detailed guide to software project management. It describes topics ranging from planning to launch of project management. The book teaches how to understand software development and why it is so difficult, how to plan a project, choose technology platforms and develop project specifications etc. It reviews the basics of software project management and goes into the more complicated topics that guides the reader in developing an effective management approach. The book explores real-world examples to see effective software project management in practice. It is a useful learning resource for professionals who are leading software projects and want to have a background in technology.

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