Professional Software Development: Shorter Schedules, Higher Quality Products, More Successful Projects, Enhanced Careers / Edition 1by Steve McConnell
Pub. Date: 08/22/2003
Can you deliver 90% of your software on time, within budget, and fully meet the user's real requirements? Would you like to? Best-selling author Steve McConnell provides a compelling argument for turning software success into an everyday habit by advancing the software profession itself—at the individual, organizational, and industry levels. Expanding on the contents of his previous book After the Gold Rush, the author dispels common myths of software development.
If you are a programmer, software developer, engineer, or work in software development, you should READ THIS BOOK.
Why do so many companies use outdated and ineffective software development practices? See page 103
What is "cargo cult" software development, and who uses it? See page 23
How large is the return on investment for better software practices? Can you prove it? See page 115
How do you create career paths for software professionals? See page 143
Which affects projects more--good personnel or good process? See page 135
How much difference is there between the worst software companies and the best? See page xv
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- First Edition
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Table of Contents
I. THE SOFTWARE TARPIT.
1. Wrestling with Dinosaurs.
2. Fool's Gold.
3. Cargo Cult Software Engineering.
4. Software Engineering, Not Computer Science.
5. Body of Knowledge.
6. Novum Organum.
II. INDIVIDUAL PROFESSIONALISM.
7. Orphans Preferred.
8. Raising Your Software Consciousness.
9. Building the Community.
10. Architects and Carpenters.
11. Programmer Writing.
III. ORGANIZATIONAL PROFESSIONALISM.
12. Software Gold Rushes.
13. Business Case for Better Software Practices.
14. Ptolemaic Reasoning.
15. Quantifying Personnel Factors.
16. Construx's Professional Development Program.
IV. INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALISM.
17. Engineering a Profession.
18. Hard Knocks.
19. Stinking Badges.
20. The Professional's Code.
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