Software Project Secrets: Why Software Projects Fail / Edition 1

Software Project Secrets: Why Software Projects Fail / Edition 1

by George Stepanek
     
 

Software Project Secrets: Why Software Projects Fail offers a new path to success in the software industry. This book reaches out to managers, developers, and customers who use industry-standard methodologies, but whose projects still struggle to succeed.

Author George Stepanek analyzes the project management methodology itself, a

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Overview

Software Project Secrets: Why Software Projects Fail offers a new path to success in the software industry. This book reaches out to managers, developers, and customers who use industry-standard methodologies, but whose projects still struggle to succeed.

Author George Stepanek analyzes the project management methodology itself, a critical factor that has thus far been overlooked. He explains why it creates problems for software development projects and begins by describing 12 ways in which software projects are different from other kinds of projects. He also analyzes the project management body of knowledge to discover 10 hidden assumptions that are invalid in the context of software projects.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Why Software Is Different
  3. Project Management Assumptions
  4. Case Study: The Billing System Project
  5. The New Agile Methodologies
  6. Budgeting Agile Projects
  7. Case Study: The Billing System Revisited
  8. Afterword

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590595503
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
09/08/2005
Series:
Expert's Voice Series
Edition description:
2005
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IWhy software projects fail
Ch. 1Introduction3
Ch. 2Why software is different7
Ch. 3Project management assumptions23
Ch. 4Case study : the billing system project51
Pt. II... and how to make them succeed
Ch. 5The new agile methodologies65
Ch. 6Budgeting agile projects97
Ch. 7Case study : the billing system revisited115
Ch. 8Afterword131
AppThe agile manifesto133

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