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Successful Software Development

Author : Scott E. Donaldson
ISBN : 9780137058389
Genre : Computers
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A systematic approach to consistently successful software development. In the age of the Internet, where software is more mission-critical than ever, it's no longer enough for your development projects to succeed some of the time. You need to deliver excellence, consistently—and you must do it faster than ever. Successful Software Development proceeds from the fact that there is no one way to develop software systems and introduces a model for a mature software development process that accommodates flexibility, the Systems Engineering Environment (SEE). This model comprises two fundamental, interlocked elements: the policies and procedures that define how software development is performed and the technologies available to get the job done. Using the SEE framework, learn how to: Understand and "sell" the business case for software improvement Establish and nourish an ongoing, productive dialogue between developers and customers Manage the multiple constituencies, personalities, issues, and egos that complicate software development Create plans that reflect the need for change–and take into account real-world risks Write clearer, more useful contracts and statements of work Successful Software Development includes over 200 figures, process diagrams, and annotated outlines–all designed to help you understand and implement better processes quickly and with less resistance. This book's techniques will work with any software quality methodology you choose, as well as SEI's capability maturity models and ISO 9000. They will work with any development technology, from CASE to object-oriented design to rapid prototyping. And they will work for you whether you're a programmer, manager, or customer. When it comes to delivering better software, if you need to get results, you need this book.

Software Leadership

Author : Murray Cantor
ISBN : 0201700441
Genre : Business & Economics
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"This book will help you not become a "Pointy Hair Manager." It will give you enough insight into the nature of software, the development process, and the techniques and tools used, so that you can intelligently reason about development and adjust, plan, replan, manage risks, and lead a team to success; not just document and record their failure." --From the Foreword by Philippe Kruchten, Rational Fellow, Rational Software Canada Together, a high demand for productive software development teams and a company's call for superior software have made seasoned professionals invaluable assets to software organizations. New managers must quickly become familiar with the key skills required by the needs of the position, and seasoned professionals must learn new methods of team organization to cope with the shorter length of the development cycle. Software Leadership: A Guide to Successful Software Development provides sound, practical guidance on how to be a good manager and how to build a competitive software team. This book is for the manager with little software background, as well as the seasoned software professional. Based on the author's extensive professional experience, the book is a concise and straightforward overview of what he has found that every competent team leader absolutely has to know and practice. The following topics, which a successful leader must understand, are covered in detail: Software quality Effective development practices Team dynamics Appropriate leadership style This book will show you how to lead your team toward the delivery of timely and cost-effective software, and teach you how to lead a modern software development project or organization. 0201700441B09072001

Cultivating Successful Software Development

Author : Scott E. Donaldson
ISBN : 0137499612
Genre : Computer software
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Outside In Software Development

Author : Carl Kessler
ISBN : 9780132704373
Genre : Computers
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"Outside-in thinking complements any approach your teams may be taking to the actual implementation of software, but it changes how you measure success. A successful outside-in team does a lot of learning and not much speculation." —Tom Poppendieck Build Software That Delivers Maximum Business Value to Every Key Stakeholder Imagine your ideal development project. It will deliver exactly what your clients need. It will achieve broad, rapid, enthusiastic adoption. And it will be designed and built by a productive, high-morale team of expert software professionals. Using this book's breakthrough "outside-in" approach to software development, your next project can be that ideal project. In Outside-in Software Development , two of IBM's most respected software leaders, Carl Kessler and John Sweitzer, show you how to identify the stakeholders who'll determine your project's real value, shape every decision around their real needs, and deliver software that achieves broad, rapid, enthusiastic adoption. The authors present an end-to-end framework and practical implementation techniques any development team can quickly benefit from, regardless of project type or scope. Using their proven approach, you can improve the effectiveness of every client conversation, define priorities with greater visibility and clarity, and make sure all your code delivers maximum business value. Coverage includes Understanding your stakeholders and the organizational and business context they operate in Clarifying the short- and long-term stakeholder goals your project will satisfy More effectively mapping project expectations to outcomes Building more "consumable" software: systems that are easier to deploy, use, and support Continuously enhancing alignment with stakeholder goals Helping stakeholders manage ongoing change long after you've delivered your product Mastering the leadership techniques needed to drive outside-in development

The Software Development Edge

Author : Joe Marasco
ISBN : 0132782200
Genre : Computers
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The new software management classic: in-the-trenches wisdom from legendary project leader Joe Marasco Over the course of a distinguished career, Joe Marasco earned a reputation as the go-to software project manager: the one to call when you were facing a brutally tough, make-or-break project. Marasco reflected on his experiences in a remarkable series of "Franklin's Kite" essays for The Rational Edge, Rational and IBM's online software development magazine. Now, Marasco collects and updates those essays, bringing his unique insights (and humor) to everything from modeling to scheduling, team dynamics to compensation. The result: a new classic that deserves a place alongside Frederick Brooks' The Mythical Man-Month in the library of every developer and software manager. If you want to ship products you're proud of... ship on time and on budget... deliver real customer value... you simply must read The Software Development Edge.

Current Practices In Software Development

Author : David King
ISBN : UCLA:L0062943170
Genre : Computers
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Cultivating Successful Software Development

Author : Scott E. Donaldson
ISBN : IND:30000064011467
Genre : Computers
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Contains tips for developing high-quality software systems consistently. The text incorporates advice on developing computer code, software-related products, databases, and users' manuals, with test documents to train readers to develop software systems.

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