Software Project Management is the art and science of planning and leading software projects in which resources are planned, implemented, monitored and controlled to achieve specific goals.
The purpose of project planning is to identify the scope of the project, estimate the work involved, and create a project schedule. Project planning begins with design and modelling the requirements that define the software to be developed. The project plan is then developed to describe the tasks that will lead to completion.
The purpose of project monitoring and control is to keep the team and management up to date on the project's progress. If the project deviates from the plan, then the project manager can take action to correct the problem. Project monitoring and control involves status meetings to gather status from the team. When changes need to be made, change control is used to keep the products up to date.
Managing the development process for custom software and database applications is a skill set only acquired by experience. People skills is the major component.
Computer Craft have over the past 39 years, fine-tuned the software project planning process. We take a leadership role in managing resources and having effective communication skills with team members.