Software Development & Management
Course Summary:

The Software Development & Management course offered by Magna Skills is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to oversee and manage software development projects effectively. This course covers key concepts, methodologies, and best practices in software development and project management, providing participants with the tools needed to lead successful software projects from inception to completion.

Course Objectives:

  1. Understanding Software Development Lifecycle: Gain an understanding of the software development lifecycle (SDLC) and various methodologies such as Agile, Scrum, and Waterfall, to effectively manage software projects.

  2. Requirements Gathering and Analysis: Learn techniques for gathering and analyzing requirements from stakeholders, translating business needs into technical specifications, and managing project scope.

  3. Project Planning and Scheduling: Develop skills in project planning, scheduling, and resource allocation, including estimating project timelines, budgeting, and risk management.

  4. Team Collaboration and Communication: Understand the importance of effective team collaboration and communication in software development projects, including facilitating meetings, resolving conflicts, and fostering teamwork.

  5. Quality Assurance and Testing: Explore quality assurance (QA) processes, testing methodologies, and tools for ensuring the quality and reliability of software products.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Software Development

  • Overview of software development lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Introduction to software development methodologies (e.g., Agile, Waterfall)

Module 2: Requirements Gathering and Analysis

  • Techniques for gathering and documenting requirements
  • Analyzing and prioritizing requirements with stakeholders

Module 3: Project Planning and Scheduling

  • Creating project plans and schedules
  • Resource allocation, budgeting, and risk management

Module 4: Agile Software Development

  • Principles and practices of Agile methodology
  • Scrum framework and Agile project management tools

Module 5: Team Collaboration and Communication

  • Effective communication strategies for software teams
  • Facilitating meetings, resolving conflicts, and fostering teamwork

Module 6: Software Design and Architecture

  • Principles of software design and architecture
  • Design patterns, architectural styles, and modeling techniques

Module 7: Development and Implementation

  • Coding standards and best practices
  • Version control, continuous integration, and deployment strategies

Module 8: Quality Assurance and Testing

  • Software testing fundamentals
  • Test-driven development (TDD) and automated testing

Module 9: Project Monitoring and Control

  • Monitoring project progress and performance
  • Change management and adaptation to project changes

Module 10: Project Closure and Lessons Learned

  • Closing out software projects and delivering products to stakeholders
  • Conducting project post-mortems and capturing lessons learned

The Software Development & Management course provides participants with the knowledge and skills required to effectively manage software development projects from inception to delivery. Through a combination of theoretical learning, practical exercises, case studies, and discussions, participants will develop a comprehensive understanding of software development methodologies, project management techniques, and best practices in software project management, enabling them to lead successful software projects in various organizational settings