13S113USP - Software Project Management

Course specification
Course title Software Project Management
Acronym 13S113USP
Study programme Software Engineering
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status elective
Condition none
The goal An acquaintance of students with basic terms in the software industry and the realization of a product, from a conceptual solution to software in production. Students will learn how to manage projects and how to develop a successful software MVP. Students will learn how to build their own tech startup through a team project and experiences that will be passed on to them by founders of IT startups.
The outcome Students will be able to participate in software development through various roles. The focus of the course will be on the development of a tech startup, such as a software product or service, which would go on the market. Students will learn how to develop their innovative ideas, apply new technologies and develop their own business models. The students will improve their soft skills.
URL to the subject page
Contents of lectures Software teams and roles. Classification of projects. PMI process groups and knowledge areas. Business and project plan and business models. Vision, mission, strategy. Scope and requirements analysis. Evaluation of projects. Application of agile methodologies in the tech startups dev. Market analysis. Project proposal and pitch PPT. MVP dev. Team management and communication. Digital marketing.
Contents of exercises Familiarization with the basic structures: list of requirements and RBS, technical specification, product and work breakdown structures. Initiation phase. Canvas business model. Project planning (CPM, Gantt, PERT). Time and budget management. Control and monitoring process. Management of risks, procurement, and quality. Closing phase. Work in Pencil, Figma, MS Project, Excel, and Atlassian JIRA.
  1. R. Wysocki, "Effective Project Management", 5th edition, Wiley, USA, 2009. (Original title)
  2. B.Hughes, M.Cotterell, "Software Project Management", 5th edition, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, UK, 2009. (Original title)
  3. David S. Rose, "The Startup Checklist: 25 Steps to a Scalable, High-Growth Business", Wiley, 1st edition, 2016. (Original title)
  4. Elad Gil, "High Growth Handbook: Scaling Startups from 10 to 10,000 People", Stripe Press, 2018. (Original title)
  5. Marko Jevtić, Milovan Dekić, "Design Thinking - Kako stvarati proizvode koji ljudi žele", izdavač: Finesa, 6. izdanje, 2020. (Original title)
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
2 2 1
Methods of teaching Lectures, auditory exercises, labs and practical work on the project throughout the semester.
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 20
Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 10
Projects 30
Colloquia 40
Seminars 0