Practical Software Maintenance: Best Practices for Managing Your Software Investment / Edition 1

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Overview

The amount of time and expense spent debugging, customizing, updating, and maintaining software far outstrips the amount spent buying it. This book provides a simple and straightforward introduction to software maintenance activities that work. It is the first book to cover software transition—the process of moving the product from developer to maintainer. Written by one of the world's foremost experts on software maintenance, it draws on real world case studies to explore basic do's and don'ts, IEEE and ISO requirements, organizational issues, and the often sticky issue of metrics. Other topics addressed include object-oriented software and client/server software, corporate education and training programs, creative cost controls, and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471170013
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/1/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

THOMAS M. PIGOSKI is Senior Software Engineer at TECHSOFT, Project Editor and primary author of ISO's proposed International Standard on Software Maintenance, and General Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Overview of Software Maintenance 7
3 Why Maintenance Is Expensive 29
4 Evolution of Software Processes and Models 37
5 A Recommended Software Maintenance Process 51
6 Pre-Delivery Software Maintenance Activities 81
7 Planning, Parts I & II: The Maintenance Concept and the Maintenance Plan 89
8 Planning, Part III: Resources 101
9 Transition 117
10 Transition Experiences, Part I 139
11 Transition Experiences, Part II 157
12 Setting Up the Software Maintenance Organization 165
13 Tools and Environment 189
14 Software Maintenance Metrics 215
15 Software Maintenance Metrics Experiences 237
16 Maintainability 271
17 Software Maintenance Management 293
18 Education and Training 305
19 Impact of Object Oriented Technology of Software Maintenance 323
20 Software Maintenance Resources 341
21 The Future of Software Maintenance 347
Glossary 351
Bibliography 359
Index 371
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