Project Management

I am a well known personality in the arena of software project management & software engineering. My book “Software project management: a process driven approach” is regarded as a leading reference resource around the world for subjects covering software project management & software engineering. It is a textbook at leading universities around the world. Professors teaching software project management & software engineering courses at hundreds of universities in India, USA & other countries use & recommend this book.

This book comes with some additional material which is available here as downloads.

There are exercises at the end of each chapter in the book. Solution for these exercises can be downloaded here.

There are also teaching slides which are used by professors. These teaching slides can be downloaded from following links:

  1. Teaching slides for part 1 of the book
  2. Teaching slides for part 2 of the book
  3. Teaching slides for part 3 of the book
  4. Teaching slides for part 4 of the book
  5. Teaching slides for part 5 of the book


This book has received critical acclaim by renowned professors from around the world. Here are some reviews for this book:


I think the book is very complete and your approach is similar (but
more detailed) to the project management approach that Roger Pressman
and I followed in our general software engineering text (so I agree
with it). Your coverage is very complete and I agree with the
sequencing of topics. The writing is very accessible to upper level
undergraduate students and to masters students.
Is there any other aspects of the book you would like me to comment on?

Bruce R. Maxim, PhD
Associate Professor
Computer and Information Science
University of Michigan-Dearborn


It is a very good book and your attempt to cover all the areas of software project management is commendable. It is definitely a good book for introducing the students to the all the different aspects of software project management – a one stop book – if one may use the term. The topics are logically presented and give an overview. The depth of coverage is sufficient to arouse the interest in the student to dig deeper.

I’m not suprised that multiple universities are adopting this book as their text book. I will definitely recommend this book as an addition to our collection in the resource centre.

Dr. Asim Banerjee
Head of Department
Department of Computer Science
Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information & Communication Technology
Gandhi Nagar, gujarat, India


Dear Ashfaque Ahmed

Your book is excellent for students and programmers for doing projects. This book I have gone through every page . I feel it is a fine and good book for software project management.

With regards

Dept. of Computer Science,



Hi Ahmed–
Apologies for my late, late reply.
Reading your text I find it as one of  most comprehensive of its kind touching upon all important aspects of software project management.

However, as an overall impression the text feel a bit dry.
True you have the case studies conducted throughout the book, but this part could be significantly strengthened.
Also would like to see material about tools used in software project management & software engineering and get a sense of their impact on the process.

For a more in-depth evaluation I will need more time to spend on your book.
Congratulations for your courageous endeavor in such an important and often overlooked area.
I’m confident it will be successful.

Robert Dollinger, PhD
Computing and New Media Technologies,
University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
Phone#: (715)346-4310


Very good and useful book, specifically for PG students, studding Software Engineering course. Language is easy to understand is also major concern has been satisfied in your book.
Coverage / depth is also reasonably good for majority of the topics.
I hope and wish for success of the book.
Dr. Bankim Patel
Professor, Department of Computer Science
Srimad Rajchandra Institute
Gujarat, India



University list where my book is used as a textbook:


USA universities:

1. University of Texas, Arlington

2. University of Wisconsin, Platteville

3. Grambling state university, Lousiana

4. Jacksonville state university, Alabama

5. University of Arkansas, Little Rock

6. University of North Florida, Jacksonville

7. Winona state university, Minnesota

8. University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

9. William Peterson university, New Jersey

10. University of Guam

11. Notre Dame de Namur University, California

Indian Universities:

1. National Institute of Technology, raipur

2. Shrimad Ramchandra Institute of management & computer applications, Gujarat

3. National institute of Technology, Jalandhar

4. MMM university, Gorakhpur

5. Jivaji university, Gwalior

6. Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra

7. Jamia Millia University, New Delhi

8. Aligarh Muslim university

9. Alliance university, Bangalore

10. Vir Surendra sai university, Odisha

11. Karunya university, Tamilnadu

12. Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of communication & information technology, Gandhi nagar

13. National Institute of Technology, Calicut

14. Abdul Rahman university, Chennai

15. Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur, India


1. University of Victoria, British Columbia


Here is the list of universities for other countries:

1. Mercu Buana University, Indonesia
2. King Mongkut’s University of Technology, North Bangkok, Thailand
3. Soongsil University, South Korea


Here is the list of universities where this book is a reference book:

  1. University of Toronto, Canada
  2. University of York, Canada
  3. Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India
  4. Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India
  5. Villanova University, Pennsylvania, USA
  6. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  7. Michigan State University, Dearborn, USA
  8. Indiana State University, USA

I have also recorded a video which can be used as a course in software project management. These videos are available on youtube and they are provided here:

















































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