Samuel A. Malachowsky

Senior Lecturer, Department of Software Engineering
Project Management Professional (PMP)

Samuel Malachowsky

Hello, and welcome to Samuel Malachowsky's academic profile. As a career-long Project Manager, I'm passionate about process and project management and how they can provide practical and real R.O.I. in today's software development environments.

Project Team Leadership and Communication Book by Samuel Malachowsky

I'm excited to announce the publication of my textbook, Project Team Leadership and Communication! It's designed for students and business professionals who are entering into their first project leadership role. Chapters cover the basics of leadership, team dynamics, project fundamentals/management, project communication, some common pitfalls to avoid, and a practical discussion of up-and-coming Agile methods.

You can check out the details on the information page on the publisher's website. Using Amazon's "look inside" feature, you can preview a fair amout of the book - check it out.

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Most Recent Article


Instructional Changes Brought About by COVID-Necessitated Classroom Tools Link to Article

The teaching environment and tools nescecitated by the COVID pandemic has enabled some surprising new teaching efficiences. (Keywords Classroom Engagement, Online Teaching, 2020-10-21)

Most Recent Publication


Providing an Experiential Cybersecurity Learning Experience Through Mobile Security Labs PDF Link

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The reality of today’s computing landscape already suffers from a shortage of cybersecurity professionals, and this gap only expected to grow. We need to generate interest in this STEM topic early in our student’s careers and provide teachers the resources they need to succeed in addressing this gap. To address this shortfall we present Practical LAbs in Security for Mobile Applications (PLASMA), a public set of educational security labs to enable instruction in creation of secure Android apps. These labs include example vulnerable applications, information about each vulnerability, steps for how to repair the vulnerabilities, and information about how to confirm that the vulnerability has been properly repaired. Our goal is for instructors to use these activities in their mobile, security, and general computing courses ranging from secondary school to university settings. Another goal of this project is to foster interest in security and computing through demonstrating its importance. Initial feedback demonstrates the labs’ positive effects in enhancing student interest in cybersecurity and acclaim from instructors. All project activities may be found on the project website: (Anthony Peruma, Samuel A. Malachowsky, and Daniel E. Krutz; Conference Paper, 2018-08-15)

Most Recent Outreach


15 Experts Reveal the Best Project Management Tools in 2020 External Link

There are so many tools available in the market like Asana, Microsoft Team, Jira, Trello, Pivotal Tracker and many more. Which are the best for small businesses or startups? (Atique Qureshi,, 2020-2-6)

Featured Course

SWEN 559

SWEN 559 – Software Engineering Process Seminar - DevOps Process and Culture External Link

A survey of DevOps process, culture, and tools. Special focus on the conditions that make a DevOps environment and its expected benefits and outcomes. Topics include project and operational cultures, workflow patterns, and the effect of implementing DevOps on an organization. This course also provides students with DevOps team experience and an opportunity to implement many of the patterns, tools, and culture shifts discussed in the curriculum. (Prerequisites: SWEN 256; Offered: Typically Spring Semester )
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