I’m currently using Scrum in my school capstone project. The advisor, however, designed the deliverables around the Unified Process and still expects some things like a Software Project Management Plan (SPMP). While it’s a little late in the game, I’ve decided to fill one out and hope that maybe it’ll help weed out some requirements I didn’t document well in my backlogs.
First task – find a template. An SPMP is usually based off of IEEE’s standard 1058-1998, which costs more than a hundred dollars to get a copy of. I’m not paying $100+ to get a 200KB document. I’ve seen example around the Internet of a SPMP but nothing that was formatted well in Word or handled copying and pasting into Word. I spent some time doing more digging and found this wonderful site –
The site/company was founded by Steve McConnell – a name I had not heard of until now. He’s apparently well known for software design, etc. Free registration gives you access to the tools and under Management there is a full and light template along with instructions. Score!
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