The practical handbook of software project management-by practitioners, for practitioners! Quality Software Project Managementis the practical, start-to-finish project management resource for every software professional-experienced managers and developers moving into leadership roles. Drawing on best practices identified at The University of Texas at Austin Software Quality Institute's successful Software Project Management Certificate Program, it identifies 34 key competencies every project manager can use to minimize cost, risk, and time-to-market. Written by leading practitioners, it addresses all three pillars of any successful software venture: process, project, and people. Integrates best practices from the fields of quality, software engineering, and project management Shows how to tailor best practices to the unique requirements of your projects Covers the entire project lifecycle: planning, initiation, execution, monitoring/control, and closing Illuminates its techniques with real-world software management case studies Offers a solid foundation for pursuing advanced certifications such as the Project Management Institute's Project Management Professional (PMP(r)) and the American Society for Quality's Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE) Endorsed by the Software Quality Institute (SQI), Quality Software Project Management teaches skills you can use right now to drive maximum business value in any project-large or small. Contains practical checklists, templates, and forms-all downloadable from the book's companion Web site Practical checklists, templates, forms--all downloadable from the book's companion Web Site: http://stealthis.athensgroup.com/QSPMRobert T. Futrell is the author of 'Quality Software Project Management', published 2002 under ISBN 9780130912978 and ISBN 0130912972.