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Software Process Dynamics / Edition 1
     

Software Process Dynamics / Edition 1

by Raymond J. Madachy, Barry W. Boehm, Barry W. Boehm
 

ISBN-10: 0471274550

ISBN-13: 9780471274551

Pub. Date: 01/14/2008

Publisher: Wiley

This book is designed for professionals and students in software engineering or information technology who are interested in understanding the dynamics of software development in order to assess and optimize their own process strategies. It explains how simulation of interrelated technical and social factors can provide a means for organizations to vastly improve

Overview

This book is designed for professionals and students in software engineering or information technology who are interested in understanding the dynamics of software development in order to assess and optimize their own process strategies. It explains how simulation of interrelated technical and social factors can provide a means for organizations to vastly improve their processes. It is structured for readers to approach the subject from different perspectives, and includes descriptive summaries of the best research and applications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471274551
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/14/2008
Pages:
601
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.51(h) x 1.41(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword (Barry Boehm).

Preface.

PART 1 FUNDAMENTALS.

Chapter 1 Introduction and Background.

1.1 Systems, Processes, Models, and Simulation.

1.2 Systems Thinking.

1.3 Basic Feedback Systems Concepts Applied to the Software Process.

1.4 Brooks's Law Example.

1.5 Software Process Technology Overview.

1.6 Challenges for the Software Industry.

1.7 Major References.

1.8 Chapter 1 Summary.

1.9 Exercises.

Chapter 2 The Modeling Process with System Dynamics.

2.1 System Dynamics Background.

2.2 General System Behaviors.

2.3 Modeling Overview.

2.4 Problem Definition.

2.5 Model Conceptualization.

2.6 Model Formulation and Construction.

2.7 Simulation.

2.8 Model Assessment.

2.9 Policy Analysis.

2.10 Continuous Model Improvement.

2.11 Software Metrics Considerations.

2.12 Project Management Considerations.

2.13 Modeling Tools.

2.14 Major References.

2.15 Chapter 2 Summary.

2.16 Exercises.

Chapter 3 Model Structures and Behaviors for Software Processes.

3.1 Introduction.

3.2 Model Elements.

3.3 Generic Flow Processes.

3.4 Infrastructures and Behaviors.

3.5 Software Process Chain Infrastructures.

3.6 Major References.

3.7 Chapter 3 Summary.

3.8 Exercises.

PART 2 APPLICATIONS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS.

Introduction to Applications Chapters.

Chapter 4 People Applications.

4.1 Introduction.

4.2 Overview of Applications.

4.3 Project Workforce Modeling.

4.3.1 Example: Personnel Sector Model.

4.4 Exhaustion and Burnout.

4.4.1 Example: Exhaustion Model.

4.5 Learning.

4.6 Team Composition.

4.7 Other Application Areas.

4.8 Major References.

4.9 Chapter 4 Summary.

4.10 Exercises.

Chapter 5 Process and Product Applications.

5.1 Introduction.

5.2 Overview of Applications.

5.3 Peer Reviews.

5.4 Global Process Feedback (Software Evolution).

5.5 Software Reuse.

5.6 Commercial Off-the-Shelf Software (COTS)-Based Systems.

5.7 Software Architecting.

5.8 Quality and Defects.

5.9 Requirements Volatility.

5.10 Software Process Improvement.

5.11 Major References.

5.12 Provided Models.

5.13 Chapter 5 Summary.

5.14 Exercises.

Chapter 6 Project and Organization Applications.

6.1 Introduction.

6.2 Overview of Applications.

6.3 Integrated Project Modeling.

6.4 Software Business Case Analysis.

6.5 Personnel Resource Allocation.

6.6 Staffing.

6.7 Earned Value.

6.8 Major References.

6.9 Provided Models.

6.10 Chapter 6 Summary.

6.11 Exercises.

Chapter 7 Current and Future Directions.

7.1 Introduction.

7.2 Simulation Environments and Tools.

7.3 Model Structures and Component-Based Model Development.

7.4 New and Emerging Trends for Applications.

7.5 Model Integration.

7.6 Empirical Research and Theory Building.

7.7 Process Mission Control Centers, Analysis, and Training Facilities.

7.8 Chapter 7 Summary.

7.9 Exercises.

Appendix A: Introduction to Statistics of Simulation.

A.1 Risk Analysis and Probability.

A.2 Probability Distributions.

A.3 Monte Carlo Analysis.

A.4 Analysis of Simulation Input.

A.5 Experimental Design.

A.6 Analysis of Simulation Output.

A.7 Major References.

A.8 Appendix A Summary.

A.9 Exercises.

Appendix B: Annotated System Dynamics Bibliography.

Appendix C: Provided Models.

References.

Index.

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