Software Project Secrets: Why Software Projects Fail / Edition 1

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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: 9/8/2005
  • Series: Expert's Voice Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

George Stepanek is a senior software developer and team leader for Unisys New Zealand. He earned a master's degree from the University of Cambridge and certification as an architect in J2EE and Microsoft's .NET.
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Table of Contents

Pt. I Why software projects fail
Ch. 1 Introduction 3
Ch. 2 Why software is different 7
Ch. 3 Project management assumptions 23
Ch. 4 Case study : the billing system project 51
Pt. II ... and how to make them succeed
Ch. 5 The new agile methodologies 65
Ch. 6 Budgeting agile projects 97
Ch. 7 Case study : the billing system revisited 115
Ch. 8 Afterword 131
App The agile manifesto 133
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