Certificate Program in Management of Software Development

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
In Kolkata

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Typology Certificate
Location Kolkata
Duration 9 Months
  • Certificate
  • Kolkata
  • Duration:
    9 Months

Suitable for: IT professionals leading or managing software projects or facilities at any level, or likely to do so shortly, will find this program useful. The program is particularly relevant for those who are recent Project Managers or first-time team leaders, and for those aspiring for managerial and business development roles in an IT Services organization.


Where and when

Starts Location
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INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT CALCUTTA Diamond Harbour Road Joka, 700104, West Bengal, India
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Starts On request
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT CALCUTTA Diamond Harbour Road Joka, 700104, West Bengal, India
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· Requirements

Two years' relevant work experience is a prerequisite. Minimum eligibility criteria is an undergraduate degree (10+2+3 or equivalent) in any discipline with 50% marks.

Course programme

-Program Objective:

As the Indian IT Services industry transitions from being a low-cost provider to an affordable provider of high-quality high-volume IT Services, there is increasing focus on enhanced productivity of Software Development processes. While tools & techniques for productivity improvement of software development or software developers have received attention, there is growing realization that professionals managing the software development process at various levels - from first-time team leaders to Heads of Software Factories - are often inadequately equipped with managerial skills to perform their critical roles. Often, the best developers evolve into team leaders and project managers, with only minimal training on some technical or quantitative areas.

This unique program comprehensively covers principles and practices to equip IT professionals to become managers and leaders of Software Development. It treats software development processes as an economic and business operation where various functional disciplines of management come into play, with appropriate customization for the IT context. Software Development Processes are considered from the project management dimension (process dynamics, effort estimation, resource optimization & quantitative techniques), from the business dimension (software economics, project accounting methods), from the quality dimension (quality principles & SEI-CMM), the people dimension (team management, performance assessment, management of self), and from an integrative dimension (business opportunities, risk management). The program blends theoretical principles with case studies, experience-sharing and best practices.

-Program Details:

Core Courses:

* Software Engineering Economics
* Software Project Dynamics
* Quantitative Techniques for Project Management
* Software Quality Management
* Financial Issues in Software Projects
* Team Management & Performance Assessment

Special Courses:

* Managing Risks in Software Projects
* Management of Self in Organization
* Issues and Perspectives in Software Businesses

Campus Visit:

* Introductory Sessions, Cases and Games for relevant Courses
* Experience sharing by Professionals in the field of Project Management
* Open House


Each course will be taught through a balanced mix of lectures, case studies, live corporate examples and general discussions. In order to provide greater industry insights, senior executives from relevant organizations would be invited to share their experiences.


Each course will be evaluated on a continuous basis leading to a grade of Excellent, Fair, Average and Poor. Candidates successfully completing the program will get a completion certificate from IIMC. Any unsuccessful candidate would receive a certificate of participation.

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