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Overview

This new work from Watts Humphrey lays the foundation for a disciplined approach to software engineering. In his previous book, Humphrey developed methods for managing an organization's software process. These methods, now commonly practiced in industry, provide to programmers and managers specific steps they can take to evaluate and to improve their software development and software maintenance capabilities. In Humphrey's new book, he scales those methods down to a more personal level, helping software engineers working on relatively small-scale programs to develop the skills and the habits they will need later in their professional life to plan, track, and analyze large and complex software projects more carefully and more successfully.

Clear examples and samples drawn from industry enhance the practical focus of the book. Exercises in the form of projects give readers the opportunity to practice process management as they learn it, a comprehensive instructor's set includes notes on teaching the course, overhead masters, modifiable assignment kits in Word, and a statistical support package in the form of Excel spreadsheets for the analysis of individual and class data.

Features

  • Presents concepts and methods for a disciplined software engineering process
  • Scales down industrial practices for planning, tracking, analysis, and defect management to for the needs of small-scale program development
  • Shows how small project disciplines provide a solid base for larger projects

Watts S. Humphrey, author of Managing the Software Process, broadens his disciplined approach to software engineering. In this book, Humphrey helps software practitioners develop the skills and the habits they will need in order to plan, track, and analyze large and complex projects more carefully and successfully. Clear examples and sample forms of projects are included.

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Shows how to approach the software engineering process with effective tools for defect management and comprehensive planning, tracking, and analysis. Intended for graduate and senior-level undergraduate courses, or for engineers working through the material on their own. The emphasis is on helping software engineers develop the skills and habits needed to work on large, complex projects. No bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780201546101
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Publication date: 10/1/1995
  • Series: SEI Series in Software Engineering Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 816
  • Product dimensions: 6.56 (w) x 9.34 (h) x 1.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Known as “the father of software quality,” Watts S. Humphrey is the author of numerous influential books on the software-development process and software process improvement. Humphrey is a fellow of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University, where he founded the Software Process Program and provided the vision and early leadership for the original Capability Maturity Model (CMM). He also is the creator of the Personal Software Process (PSP) and Team Software Process (TSP). Recently, he was awarded the National Medal of Technology—the highest honor given by the president of the United States to America's leading innovators.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 The Personal Software Process Strategy the PSP's Purpose 1
Ch. 2 The Baseline Personal Process 29
Ch. 3 Planning I - The Planning Process 57
Ch. 4 Planning II - Measuring Software Size 69
Ch. 5 Planning III - Estimating Software Size 97
Ch. 6 Planning IV - Resource and Schedule Estimating 145
Ch. 7 Measurements in the Personal Software Process 207
Ch. 8 Design and Code Reviews 231
Ch. 9 Software Quality Management 271
Ch. 10 Software Design 309
Ch. 11 Scaling Up the Personal Software Process 353
Ch. 12 Design Verification 373
Ch. 13 Defining the Software Process 441
Ch. 14 Using the Personal Software Process 471
Appendix A: Statistical Methods for the Personal Software Process 487
Appendix B: Software Design Notation 567
Appendix C: The Personal Software Process Contents 606
Appendix D: The Personal Software Process Exercises 743
Index 777
PSP Support Materials Available on Diskette (Order Form) 790
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