Software Engineering & Project Management Question Paper


 Software Engineering & Project Management

Subject Code Subject Name Credits
MCA102 Software Engineering & Project Management 04
Subject Code Subject Name Teaching Scheme Credits Assigned
Theory Pract Tut Theory TW Tut. Total
MCA102 Software Engineering            & Project Management 04 04 04
Subject Code Subject Name Examination Scheme
MCA 102 Software Engineering &       Project Management Theory Marks TW Pract Oral Total
Internal Assessment End Semester Exam
Test1 (T1) Test2 (T2) Average of T1 & T2
20 20 20 80 100




Knowledge of structure programming language and Application development.

Course Educational Objectives (CEO):

CEO 102.1 To understand the process of Software Engineering
CEO 102.2 To conceptualize the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) models.
CEO 102.3 To familiarize Project Management framework and Tools

 Course Outcomes: At the end of the course, the students will be able to:

MCA102.1 Apply use of knowledge of Software Life Cycle to successfully implement the projects in the corporate world.
MCA102.2 Identify the Inputs, Tools and techniques to get the required Project deliverable and Product deliverable using 10 Knowledge areas of Project Management.
MCA102.3 Implement Project Management Processes to successfully complete project in IT industry.


Sr. No Module Detailed Contents Hours
1 Introduction to software engineering and project management Introduction to Software Engineering: Software, Evolving role of software, Three “R”-Reuse, Reengineering and Retooling, An Overview of IT Project Management: Define project, project management framework, The role of project Manager, Systems View of Project Management, Stakeholder management, Project phases and the project life cycle. 6
2 Software Process Models Waterfall Model, Evolutionary Process Model: Prototype and Spiral Model, Incremental Process model: Iterative approach, RAD, JAD model, Concurrent Development Model, Agile Development: Extreme programming, Scrum. 6
3 Software Requirement Analysis and Specification Types of Requirement, Feasibility Study, Requirement Analysis and Design: DFD, Data Dictionary, HIPO Chart, Warnier Orr Diagram, Requirement Elicitation: Interviews, Questionnaire, Brainstorming, Facilitated Application Specification Technique (FAST), Use Case Approach.

SRS Case study, Software Estimation: Size Estimation: Function Point (Numericals). Cost Estimation: COCOMO (Numericals), COCOMO-II (Numericals). Earned Value Management.



4 Software Project Planning Business Case, Project selection and Approval, Project charter, Project Scope management: Scope definition and Project Scope management, Creating the Work Breakdown Structures, Scope Verification, Scope Control. 8
5 Project Scheduling and Procurement management Relationship between people and Effort: Staffing Level Estimation, Effect of schedule Change on Cost, Degree of Rigor & Task set selector, Project Schedule, Schedule Control, CPM (Numericals), Basic Planning Purchases and Acquisitions, Planning Contracting, Requesting Seller Responses, Selecting Sellers, Out Sourcing: The Beginning of the outsourcing phenomenon, Types of outsourcing relationship, The realities of outsourcing, Managing the outsourcing relationship. 6
6 Software Quality Software and System Quality Management: Overview of ISO 9001, SEI Capability Maturity Model, McCalls Quality Model, Six Sigma, Formal Technical Reviews, Tools and Techniques for Quality Control, Pareto Analysis, Statistical Sampling, Quality Control Charts and the seven Run Rule.

Modern Quality Management, Juran and the importance of Top management, Commitment to Quality, Crosby and Striving for Zero defects, Ishikawa and the Fishbone Diagram.

7 Hrs
7 Human Resource Management Human Resource Planning, Acquiring the Project Team: Resource Assignment, Loading, Leveling, Developing the Project Team: Team Structures, Managing the Project Team, Change management: Dealing with Conflict & Resistance Leadership & Ethics. 4 Hrs
8 Software Risk Management and Reliability issues Risk Management: Identify IT Project Risk, Risk Analysis

and Assessment, Risk Strategies, Risk Monitoring and Control, Risk Response and Evaluation.

Software Reliability: Reliability Metrics, Reliability Growth Modeling.

4 Hrs


Reference Books:

  1. Software Engineering, 5th and 7th edititon, by Roger S Pressman, McGraw Hill publication.
  2. Managing Information Technology Project, 6edition, by Kathy Schwalbe, Cengage Learning
  3. Information Technology Project Management by Jack T Marchewka Wiley India publication.
  4. Software Engineering 3rd edition by KK Agrawal, Yogesh Singh, New Age International publication.
  5. Software Engineering Project Management by Richard H. Thayer Wiley India Publication.