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Professional Software Development: Shorter Schedules, Higher Quality Products, More Successful Projects, Enhanced Careers / Edition 1

by Steve McConnell
 

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ISBN-10: 0321193679

ISBN-13: 9780321193674

Pub. Date: 08/22/2003

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

Can you deliver 90% of your software on time, within budget, and fully meet the user's real requirements? Would you like to? Best-selling author Steve McConnell provides a compelling argument for turning software success into an everyday habit by advancing the software profession itself—at the individual, organizational, and industry levels. Expanding on the

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Can you deliver 90% of your software on time, within budget, and fully meet the user's real requirements? Would you like to? Best-selling author Steve McConnell provides a compelling argument for turning software success into an everyday habit by advancing the software profession itself—at the individual, organizational, and industry levels. Expanding on the contents of his previous book After the Gold Rush, the author dispels common myths of software development.

If you are a programmer, software developer, engineer, or work in software development, you should READ THIS BOOK.

Why do so many companies use outdated and ineffective software development practices? See page 103

What is "cargo cult" software development, and who uses it? See page 23

How large is the return on investment for better software practices? Can you prove it? See page 115

How do you create career paths for software professionals? See page 143

Which affects projects more--good personnel or good process? See page 135

How much difference is there between the worst software companies and the best? See page xv

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321193674
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
08/22/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

I. THE SOFTWARE TARPIT.

1. Wrestling with Dinosaurs.

2. Fool's Gold.

3. Cargo Cult Software Engineering.

4. Software Engineering, Not Computer Science.

5. Body of Knowledge.

6. Novum Organum.

II. INDIVIDUAL PROFESSIONALISM.

7. Orphans Preferred.

8. Raising Your Software Consciousness.

9. Building the Community.

10. Architects and Carpenters.

11. Programmer Writing.

III. ORGANIZATIONAL PROFESSIONALISM.

12. Software Gold Rushes.

13. Business Case for Better Software Practices.

14. Ptolemaic Reasoning.

15. Quantifying Personnel Factors.

16. Construx's Professional Development Program.

IV. INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALISM.

17. Engineering a Profession.

18. Hard Knocks.

19. Stinking Badges.

20. The Professional's Code.

21. Alchemy.

Index.

About the Author. 0321193679T04082003

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