Managing and Leading Software Projects / Edition 1

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Overview

This book bridges the communication gap between project managers and software developers working toward the common goal of developing successful software products and software systems. It provides the insights, methods, tools, and techniques necessary to understand the basic principles of software project management: planning and estimating, measuring and controlling, leading and communicating, and managing risk. It introduces software development methods, from traditional (hacking, requirements to code, and waterfall) to iterative (incremental build, evolutionary, agile, and spiral), and illustrates and emphasizes how to tailor the development process to specific projects. This book serves as an accessible textbook for advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level software engineering courses, as well as a valuable reference for software developers and software project managers.
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"This book is readable, informative, and well organized.... The material presented is up to date with respect to documents that were published at the time the book was written." (Computing Reviews, May 15, 2009)

"Mark it up and keep it on your bookshelf, and be sure to reference it frequently." (Computing Reviews, April 28, 2008)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470294550
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/9/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 1,222,154
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard E. (Dick) Fairley, PhD, is founder and Principal Associate of Software Engineering Management Associates (SEMA), a firm specializing in consulting services and training in software systems engineering, software project management, cost estimation, project planning and control techniques, risk management, and process assessment and improvement. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Colorado Technical University in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is a former associate dean, department head, director of software engineering, and professor of computer science at the OGI School of Science and Engineering in Beaverton, Oregon. Dr. Fairley has designed and implemented educational programs in universities and in industry, headed research programs in software engineering, and lectured to and consulted with many companies worldwide.
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Table of Contents

1 Introduction

2 Process Models for Software Development

3 Establishing Project Foundations

4 Plans and Planning

5 Project Planning Techniques

6 Estimation Techniques

7 Measuring and Controlling Work Products

8 Measuring and Controlling Work Processes

9 Managing Project Risk

10 Teams, Teamwork, Motivation, Leadership, and Communication

11 Organizational Issues

Glossary of Terms

Guidance for Term Projects

Index

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