Software Acquisition Management: Managing the Acquisition of Custom Software Systems

Software Acquisition Management: Managing the Acquisition of Custom Software Systems

by John J. Marciniak, Donald J. Reifer


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Software Acquisition Management: Managing the Acquisition of Custom Software Systems by John J. Marciniak, Donald J. Reifer

Computers/Software Engineering Clear-cut strategies for superior system choices… Most organizations planning the acquisition of a large-scale software system carefully monitor the software development process. But management of the software acquisition process is equally important to guarantee a system that fully meets an organization’s needs. Software Acquisition Management details the entire software acquisition lifecycle and shows you how to tailor management methodologies to fit your specific acquisition project. This single-source guide provides project managers, systems analysts, and others with step-by-step methods for evaluating, selecting, purchasing, and customizing quality software.

  • Covers important legal strategies for proposing, negotiating, and finalizing procurement contracts
  • Includes examples for developing reasonable cost estimates, cost management, and cost accounting
  • Differentiates and clarifies the responsibilities of buyer and seller; provides techniques for dividing and delegating acquisition tasks
From writing a sound proposal to dealing with data rights, Software Acquisition Management is an essential reference that you’ll turn to again and again throughout the software acquisition process.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471506430
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/11/1990
Series: Wiley Series in Software Engineering Practice Series , #6
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 6.42(w) x 9.57(h) x 0.98(d)

About the Author

About the authors JOHN J. MARCINIAK is Director of Technologies for CTA, Inc., where he is responsible for software development methodologies and strategic technology plans. The author of Software Quality Assurance and Management, Mr. Marciniak has more than twenty-five years of experience in computer systems and software development. He is a member of the IEEE, AIAA, AFA, and AFCEA. Mr. Marciniak received his BEE from the College of the City of New York and his MEE from the University of Oklahoma. DONALD J. REIFER is President of Reifer Consultants, Inc., a leading international software management consulting firm. Mr. Reifer has more than twenty-five years of progressive experience managing large software projects as a member of government and industry teams. He is a member of the ACM, IEEE, ISPA and SSCAG. He received his BSEE from Newark College of Engineering, MSOR from the University of Southern California (USC) and a Certificate in Business Management from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

Table of Contents

The Software Acquisition Environment.

Acquisition Management.

Software Statement of Work (SOW) Issues.

Contracts and Contract Law.

Software Management—The Buyer's Model.

Software Management—The Seller's Model.

Software Management—The Team Approach.

Cost Issues and Answers.

Quality Management.

Special Topics in Acquisition Management.

Future Directions in Acquisition Managment.

Appendices: Functional Road Map; IEEE Software Engineering Standards; Federal Acquisition Regulation.



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