Software Project Management for Distributed Computing

Life-Cycle Methods for Developing Scalable and Reliable Tools

  • Zaigham Mahmood

Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Characteristics and Estimation of Software Projects for Distributed Computing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Manal El Bajta, Ali Idri, Joaquín Nicolas Ros, José Luis Fernandez-Aleman, Ambrosio Toval
      Pages 25-42
    3. Muthu Ramachandran, Vikrant Chaugule
      Pages 87-115
  3. Approaches and Frameworks for Software Development and Software Project Management

  4. Advances in Software Project Management and Distributed Software Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Amrit Pal, Harsh Jain, Manish Kumar
      Pages 257-287
    3. Luigi Benedicenti, Paolo Ciancarini, Franco Cotugno, Angelo Messina, Alberto Sillitti, Giancarlo Succi
      Pages 289-314
    4. Pornpit Wongthongtham, Udsanee Pakdeetrakulwong, Syed Hassan Marzooq
      Pages 315-343
    5. Seyyed M. Shah, James Welch, Jim Davies, Jeremy Gibbons
      Pages 367-385
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 387-391

About this book


This unique volume explores cutting-edge management approaches to developing complex software that is efficient, scalable, sustainable, and suitable for distributed environments. Practical insights are offered by an international selection ofpre-eminent authorities, including case studies, best practices, and balanced corporate analyses. Emphasis is placed on the use of the latest software technologies and frameworks for life-cycle methods, including the design, implementation and testing stages of software development. 

Topics and features:

·         Reviews approaches for reusability, cost and time estimation, and for functional size measurement of distributed software applications

·         Discusses the core characteristics of a large-scale defense system, and the design of software project management (SPM) as a service

·         Introduces the 3PR framework, research on crowdsourcing software development, and an innovative approach to modeling large-scale multi-agent software systems

·         Examines a system architecture for ambient assisted living, and an approach to cloud migration and management assessment

·         Describes a software error proneness mechanism, a novel Scrum process for use in the defense domain, and an ontology annotation for SPM in distributed environments

·         Investigates the benefits of agile project management for higher education institutions, and SPM that combines software and data engineering 

This important text/reference is essential reading for project managers and software engineers involved in developing software for distributed computing environments. Students and researchers interested in SPM technologies and frameworks will also find the work to be an invaluable resource. 

Prof. Zaigham Mahmood is a Senior Technology Consultant at Debesis Education UK and an Associate Lecturer (Research) at the University of Derby, UK. He also holds positions as Foreign Professor at NUST and IIU in Islamabad, Pakistan, and Professor Extraordinaire at the North West University Potchefstroom, South Africa.


Distributed Computing Software project management Quality assurance Life cycle Scalability Reliability

Editors and affiliations

  • Zaigham Mahmood
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computing and MathematicsUniversity of DerbyDerbyUnited Kingdom

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