The Software Developer's Guide

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This step-by-step guide leads developers through the entire process of developing custom software beyond simply cutting code. Covering the other 90 percent of software development, this guide is ideal for the software developer who is comfortable with the technical aspects of developing an application and wants to improve the rest of the process. Topics include marketing, sales, specifications, price quotes, testing, installation, tracking bugs, hiring personnel, and getting paid. The processes and procedures ...
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Overview

This step-by-step guide leads developers through the entire process of developing custom software beyond simply cutting code. Covering the other 90 percent of software development, this guide is ideal for the software developer who is comfortable with the technical aspects of developing an application and wants to improve the rest of the process. Topics include marketing, sales, specifications, price quotes, testing, installation, tracking bugs, hiring personnel, and getting paid. The processes and procedures explained in this book will prepare developers in small to mid-size shops for more than just writing software in a specific language—it will turn their organization into a complete, fully integrated MIS operation. This replaces 096550932X.
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You can be the world’s greatest coder and still not succeed as an independent software developer. And even if you are succeeding, are you making as much money as you could be? It’s the stuff outside the syntax that makes the difference: marketing, salesmanship, pricing, scheduling, specs, hiring help. When it comes to all that, Whil Hentzen’s The Software Developer’s Guide, Third Edition is the industry’s best-kept secret.

This book is utterly practical. Hentzen shows how to create a form that lets you qualify leads almost instantly, as well as showing you how to simplify traditional “function point analysis” for sizing smaller projects and how to handle unreasonable objections (“We don’t pay for design.” “This job’s so big, we want a volume discount.” “Documentation’s included free -- right?”).

He’s equally strong on the bigger questions. How do you position yourself in the marketplace? How do you make effective sales calls and get to closure without dozens of meetings? How do you scope out projects and price them to make a solid profit? How do you reflect your methodology in your estimates and schedules, create effective work agreements and functional specifications, and implement code reviews and metrics without adding ridiculous overhead?

Hentzen’s ideas have been honed through decades of experience, and he’s expanded them to cover small software development shops as well as solo practitioners. He also addresses RAD and agile projects. You won’t use every idea in here, but the ones you will use will pay for themselves hundreds of times over. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781930919006
  • Publisher: Hentzenwerke Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/1/1902
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 450
  • Product dimensions: 7.02 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Whil Hentzen is the author of Visual FoxPro 6.0 Fundamentals, Programming Visual FoxPro 3.0, and Rapid Application Development with FoxPro 2.6. He lives in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin.
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