The Complete Software Project Manager

The Complete Software Project ManagerThe Complete Software Project Manager: Mastering Technology from Planning to Launch and Beyond decodes project management techniques and terminology to make the topic accessible and easily understood by the present lot of project managers who lack adequate knowledge in technology, but still lead important software projects. It offers tremendous insights into developing your skills pertaining to project management and covers some important topics like how to build a strategy for a project, select the most viable technology platforms, how to work on your budget, techniques to staff a project, and much more.

Book Details

The book comes in two versions-kindle and hard cover. The front and back covers are splashed in white, red and black. The back cover has a brief summary of the book, highlighting some of the key issues faced by today’s project managers. It was published on January 26, 2016 by Wiley-leading publishers of digital solutions and books on Business & Management, Engineering, Mobile Application, Information Technology and Computer Science. It’s available in English and has 256 pages. ISBN-10: 1119161835; SBN-13: 978-1119161837.


$26.69 for the kindle version and between $21.92 to $26.46 for the paperback version


Target Audience

The Complete Software Project Manager: Mastering Technology from Planning to Launch and Beyond mainly targets project managers with no technological background. It can even be useful for experienced managers who simply don’t have formal training on the technological aspects behind the functioning of a company.

On account of the enormous competition, companies have been pressurized to endorse and ratify new technologies. It’s not surprising to note that professionals, who lead the development of these technologies, are not so discerning or brilliant enough in the field of technology. Consequently, this can lead to major problems within the firm. This revolutionary book addresses such issues and is meant for managers looking to improve their productiveness and efficiency.

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Content, Approach, Style

The Complete Software Project Manager: Mastering Technology from Planning to Launch and Beyond shares real life examples, strategies along with the best management tools to assist you implement these new ideas. It also points out warning signs and things to be avoided so as to keep your project up and running.

The book has 13 chapters that explain the development of software, the basics to modern project management, how to approach projects, how to define the responsibility of your team, important technological choices to be made and how to avoid the five most common project hazards among others. In short, it covers all the fundamentals of project management, right from the responsibility of managers to planning and implementing the project itself.

Why Buy The Book

If you are facing any serious issues in managing your software project and avoid digging into the complicated topics, this guide will help you develop a powerful management approach with outstanding results. By the end of the book, you’ll have a fair idea of the common pitfalls and how to avoid them. It also walks you through the process of successfully managing a software development project.

This book will be extremely handy during the course of your project as it  lists danger signals and things to be avoided at all costs in order to do things as planned.

Books That Complement

Project Management for the Unofficial Project Manager, authored by Kory Kogon, offers pragmatic tips for useful and robust project management. It is for individuals who are routinely required to manage projects but have not received any formal training.

Brilliant Project Management, written by Rob Cole and Stephen Barker, creates a road map that can help you have a frictionless journey in your quest to getting things done on time as a manager.


Anna P. Murray is a reputed blogger, speaker and technology consultant. She is also the president of eMedia-a leading provider of software development. In addition, she dabbles in program management and quality technology consultation.

Ms. Murray boasts of being awarded on several occasions which includes the Stevie Award for Women in Business, Folio’s Top Women in Media award and Mobile Marketing Association award for development of mobile app.

$26.69 for the kindle version and between $21.92 to $26.46 for the paperback version


Pankaj Mondal

Pankaj Mondal is a member of the expert writer team for He writes articles on the following subjects: project management software, book reviews, training site reviews, and also general articles related to the project management industry.