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Software Project Management: The Role of the Consultant

Industrial Management & Data Systems

ISSN: 0263-5577

Article publication date: 1 March 1991


The benefits accruing from the adoption of project management are outlined with particular respect to software production. The author′s experience as a consultant during the adoption of project management by a world‐leading solid‐modelling company is described. This was a people problem: the management strategy was to plan the work of all the engineering staff. This required extensive training in project teamwork and the key appointment of a project co‐ordinator to stage manage developments. The exercise was very successful.



Metcalf, B. (1991), "Software Project Management: The Role of the Consultant", Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol. 91 No. 3, pp. 3-5.




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