Software Project Management :: Overview

While technology has revolutionized business, software development is prone to risks like feature creep, selection of high-maintenance technology, inadequate understanding Software Project Management of user requirements, time-and-cost overruns and bad project management. Inefficiencies during the software development life cycle may prevent a business from realizing full benefits from its investments in technology assets.

Symmetry works with business organizations on any or all phases of a software implementation project to minimize these risks and ensure maximum return on technology investments.

In consultation with the customer, Symmetry helps define and identify the following:
  • The software development methodology appropriate to the organization
  • Objectives of the specific phase in the software development life cycle
  • Practicable guidelines and templates for the phase
  • Responsibility of users and roles
  • Phase deliverables
  • Exception management procedures

Scope of Work

Requirement Analysis and Definition
Activity study: Understand, analyze and document the processes, tasks and activities of the function

Requirement collection: Collate, analyze, and prioritize user and manager issues with current system

Evaluation of alternatives: Help in build or buy decisions. Decide between alternatives for system changes – build new customized software system, make enhancements to existing system, buy software products.

Scope definition: Define project scope. The project size and scope is limited by time and cost considerations.
Vendor Selection
Software Design and Development