Thorough software project planning covers many pertinent areas. The project requirements must be fully understood and outlined. Then, the steps necessary to meet those requirements must be adequately communicated to the developers. This may sound like a piece of cake, but it’s actually the hardest part of a PMs job. It’s also where most problems arise in software development. Once the specifications are known, the PMs allocate resources to the different areas of the project.
It’s a balancing act — keeping the budget and the time constraints of the project in mind. These project aspects must be considered at every step. This means from initialization all the way to the final release and beyond, if future updates or enhancements are made.