Practitioners’ Perspective on Software Project Management Education

Maria Lydia Fioravanti, Antonio Cesar Amaru Maximiano, Ellen Francine Barbosa


Despite Software project management (SPM) being one of the most relevant topics
in the area of software engineering that should be addressed in computing programs, SPM skills of recent graduates are not satisfactory yet. In this context, besides being important to know there are skill deficiencies, we also need to gather specific information on how to adjust and improve the education on the corresponding topics. In this paper we attempt to identify what knowledge deficiencies in SPM can persist after a student graduates from a computing degree program. We surveyed practitioners that graduated and worked as software project managers to gather the knowledge deficiencies from the industry perspective. In general, the results indicated that there is a number of professionals who seeks postgraduate programs to fill the deficiencies of the undergrad programs.


Software Project Management, SPM, SPM Education, SPM Skills, Knowledge Deficiencies

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