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Managing Your Software Project: A Student's Guide / Edition 1

Managing Your Software Project: A Student's Guide / Edition 1

by Ian Ricketts


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ISBN-13: 9783540760467
Publisher: Springer London
Publication date: 11/26/1997
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1998
Pages: 103
Product dimensions: 7.52(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.- A Profile of the Expected Reader.- A Profile of This Book’s Contents.- The Three Functions of Management.- 2. Creating a Plan.- Identifying the Activities in a Software Project.- Estimating the Development Effort Required for Each Phase.- Project Time Scale.- An Alternative Division of Project Effort.- The Project Time Scale for a 2-Stage Development.- Translating the Effort into Production.- Estimating the Number of Lines of Source Code.- Estimating the Effort to Create the Detailed Design.- Estimating the Effort to Write the Project Report.- Estimating the Effort to Test the Project Software.- Identifying Deliverables and Milestones.- Reviewing Your Project Plan.- A Tool for Maintaining Your Project Plan.- 3. Gathering Your Project Skills.- Keeping a Hardback Notebook.- Communicating with Your Supervisor.- Provide Regular Progress Reports.- Organise Project Meetings.- Maintaining Your Supervisor’s Involvement.- Publishing Your Project.- Where is the Potential Audience?.- What is the Best Medium to Reach the Audience?.- What Knowledge Does the Reader Have of the Subject?.- What Information Do I Want to Communicate?.- Is There a Standard Format for Delivery?.- Writing a Conference Paper.- Writing a Journal Paper.- Giving an Oral Presentation.- Making the Most of an Oral Examination.- Preparing for an Oral Examination.- At the Examination.- What to do After the Exam.- Coping with StRESS.- Strategies for Coping with Stress.- 4. Collating Your Research Data Base.- Talking to Other Researchers.- Recommended Reading.- Accessing Library Services.- Getting Familiar with Your Local Libraries.- Finding and Reading the Reports of Remote Researchers.- Gathering Information Via Computer Networks.- Electronic Mail (Email).- World Wide Web (WWW).- News Groups.- WWW Archives.- 5. Selecting the Tools for Report Production.- Learn to Touch-Type.- Using a Word Processor to Write Your Report.- Outlining as an Aid to Report Production.- Including a Table of Contents.- Including an Index.- Checking for Spelling and Grammatical Errors.- Producing Graphs and Charts.- Using a Drawing Package to Illustrate Your Report.- Including Equations in Your Report.- 6. Writing Your Report.- Creating a Structure for Your Report.- Title.- Acknowledgements.- Summary.- Method.- Results.- Conclusions.- Recommendations.- References.- Strategies to Improve Your Writing.- Use a Just-Do-It Approach for Short Reports.- Use a Top-Down Approach for Longer Reports.- An Approach to Overcoming Writer’s Block.- Helping the Busy Reader.- 7. Developing the Software.- Creating the Statement of Requirements.- Example Statement of Requirements.- Analysing the Statement of Requirements and Writing the Requirements Specification.- Example Requirements Specification.- Rapid Prototype to Confirm the Requirements.- Alternative Approaches to Requirements Analysis.- Producing the Detailed Design.- Reviewing the Design.- Coding.- Using an Integrated Development Environment.- Verification & Validation.- Testing Individual Source Code Modules.- Testing Your Integrated System.- User Acceptance Testing.- References.- Appendices.- An Example Statement of Requirements.- Outline of a Project Plan.- Outline of a Project Report.- Gold Price Prediction System - Report Plan (version 1.0).- An Example Agenda for a Project Meeting.- An Example Report of a Project Meeting.- Outline of a Curriculum Vitae (CV).

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