Managing and Leading Software Projects

Managing and Leading Software Projects

by Richard E. Fairley
     
 

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  • The book is organized around basic principles of software project management: planning and estimating, measuring and controlling, leading and communicating, and managing risk.
  • Introduces software development methods, from traditional (hacking, requirements to code, and waterfall) to iterative (incremental build, evolutionary, agile, and spiral).
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Overview

  • The book is organized around basic principles of software project management: planning and estimating, measuring and controlling, leading and communicating, and managing risk.
  • Introduces software development methods, from traditional (hacking, requirements to code, and waterfall) to iterative (incremental build, evolutionary, agile, and spiral).
  • Illustrates and emphasizes tailoring the development process to each project, with a foundation in the fundamentals that are true for all development methods.
  • Topics such as the WBS, estimation, schedule networks, organizing the project team, and performance reporting are integrated, rather than being relegating to appendices.
  • Each chapter in the book includes an appendix that covers the relevant topics from CMMI-DEV-v1.2, IEEE/ISO Standards 12207, IEEE Standard 1058, and the PMI Body of Knowledge.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118210994
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/20/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
512
File size:
6 MB

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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