CHANGE: Planned & Unplanned [NOOK Book]

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Gerald M. Weinberg illustrates how to create a supportive environment for software engineering —an environment in which your organization can realize long-lasting gains in quality and productivity by learning how to manage change.
As the author argues, the history of software engineering is riddled with failed attempts to improve quality and productivity without first creating a supportive environment. Many managers spend their money on tools, methodologies, outsourcing, ...
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CHANGE: Planned & Unplanned

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Overview

Gerald M. Weinberg illustrates how to create a supportive environment for software engineering —an environment in which your organization can realize long-lasting gains in quality and productivity by learning how to manage change.
As the author argues, the history of software engineering is riddled with failed attempts to improve quality and productivity without first creating a supportive environment. Many managers spend their money on tools, methodologies, outsourcing, training, and application packages, but they rarely spend anything to improve or to remove the management that created those situations in the first place.
From systems thinking to project management to technology transfer to the interaction of culture and process, this volume analyzes transformation from a broad range of perspectives, providing a breadth of awareness essential for successful management of high-quality software development.
Topics include:
Meta-Planning: Information
Meta-Planning: Systems Thinking
Tactical Change Planning
Planning Like a Software Engineer
What Changes Have to Happen
Components of Stable Software Engineering
Process Principles
Culture and Process
Improving Process
Requirements Principles and Process
Changing the Requirements Process
The book also had five important appendices:
Appendix A: The Diagram of Effects
Appendix B: The Software Engineering Cultural Patterns
Appendix C. The Satir Interaction Model
Appendix D. Control Models
Appendix E. The Three Observer Positions
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Editorial Reviews

Dan Scarborough
The chapter on managing requirements is one of best tools I have ever found for convincing management that we must get a handle on our processes.
Elaine May
A good book on organizational change emphasizing SW management. If you wonder why you haven't been able to change your organization, this is well worth reading.
H. Remus
[Weinberg] recognizes the importance of tools for the delivery of high-quality software and software services, but he correctly suggests a much larger set of technologies, which includes formal and informal organizational relationships; technical reviews and planning approaches; standards; measurements; and technical infrastructure, such as networks, hardware, and software tools. . . .
Mike Barker
"If you're grappling with how to improve software development and especially how to improve managing software development, then this might be the right book for you."
Warren Keuffel
Gerald Weinberg, one of the truly original thinkers who write about organizational factors influencing software development, often provides me with the opportunity to say 'aha.' . . .
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012426239
  • Publisher: Weinberg & Weinberg
  • Publication date: 4/26/2011
  • Series: Quality Software , #8
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,135,729
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

I've always been interested in helping smart people be happy and productive. To that end, I've published books on human behavior, including Weinberg on Writing: The Fieldstone Method, The Psychology of Computer Programming, Perfect Software and Other Fallacies, and an Introduction to General Systems Thinking. I've also written books on leadership including Becoming a Technical Leader, The Secrets of Consulting (Foreword by Virginia Satir), More Secrets of Consulting, and the four-volume Quality Software Management series.


I try to incorporate my knowledge of science, engineering, and human behavior into all of my writing and consulting work (with writers, hi-tech researchers, software engineers, and people whose life-situation could require the use of a service dog). I write novels about such people, including The Aremac Project, Aremac Power, Jigglers, First Stringers, Second Stringers, The Hands of God, Freshman Murders, Earth's Endless Effort, and Mistress of Molecules—all about how my brilliant protagonists produce quality work and learn to be happy. My books may be found as eBooks at <http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/JerryWeinberg>; on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B000AP8TZ8; and at Barnes and Noble.


Early in my career, I was the architect for the Project Mercury's space tracking network and designer of the world's first multiprogrammed operating system. I won the Warnier Prize, the Stevens Award, and the first Software Testing Professionals' Luminary Award, all for mu writing on software quality. I was also elected a charter member of the Computing Hall of Fame in San Diego and chosen for the University of Nebraska Hall of Fame.


But the "award" I'm most proud of is The book, The Gift of Time (Fiona Charles, ed.) written by my student and readers for my 75th birthday. Their stories make me feel that I've been at least partially successful at helping smart people be happy.
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