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Measures for Excellence: Reliable Software on Time, Within Budget / Edition 1
     

Measures for Excellence: Reliable Software on Time, Within Budget / Edition 1

by Lawrence H. Putnam, Ware Meyers
 

ISBN-10: 0135676940

ISBN-13: 9780135676943

Pub. Date: 10/16/1991

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This book helps you accurately measure the completion time frames for small-to-medium software development projects, with practical techniques for performing software estimates, productivity measurements and quality forecasts. It forms a common underlying methodology, helping you plan the project, create a budget, and set schedules and quality standards. Throughout

Overview

This book helps you accurately measure the completion time frames for small-to-medium software development projects, with practical techniques for performing software estimates, productivity measurements and quality forecasts. It forms a common underlying methodology, helping you plan the project, create a budget, and set schedules and quality standards. Throughout, the handbook answers the management questions you've always been asking yourself about software projects, including: How long is it going to take? ... How much will it cost? ... How many people will I need? ... What is my risk on meeting the budget? ... What is my risk on meeting the schedule? Appropriate for software engineers, developers, and managers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780135676943
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
10/16/1991
Series:
YOURDON Press Computing Series
Edition description:
FACSIMILE
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.92(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

I. SOFTWARE BEHAVIOR.

1. Fundamental Software Trends.

2. The Software Equation.

3. The Life Cycle Model.

4. Software Size Estimating.

5. There Is a Minimum Development Time.

6. Management Tradeoff Opportunities.

7. Estimating the Number of Software Defects.

8. Project Plans Affect Product Reliability.

9. Make your Estimating Database Accessible.

10. Tracking and Control.

11. Improving Process Productivity.

12. How to Manage a Productivity Program.

13. Somebody Has To Think.

II. APPLICATIONS.

14. A Very Simple Software Estimating System.

15. Estimating One, Two, and Three Person Projects.

16. Computerized Life Cycle Management — Inputs.

17. Computerized Life Cycle Management — Outputs.

18. Computerized Life Cycle Management — Very Small Projects.

19. Using a Computerized Tracking and Control.

References.

Glossary.

Index.

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