A systematic approach to consistently successful software development.
In the age of the Internet, where software is more mission-critical than ever, it's no longer enough for your development projects to succeed some of the time. You need to deliver excellence, consistentlyand you must do it faster than ever.
Successful Software Development proceeds from the fact that there is no one way to develop software systems and introduces a model for a mature software development process that accommodates flexibility, the Systems Engineering Environment (SEE). This model comprises two fundamental, interlocked elements: the policies and procedures that define how software development is performed and the technologies available to get the job done. Using the SEE framework, learn how to:
Understand and "sell" the business case for software improvement
Establish and nourish an ongoing, productive dialogue between developers and customers
Manage the multiple constituencies, personalities, issues, and egos that complicate software development
Create plans that reflect the need for changeand take into account real-world risks
Write clearer, more useful contracts and statements of work
Successful Software Development includes over 200 figures, process diagrams, and annotated outlinesall designed to help you understand and implement better processes quickly and with less resistance.
This book's techniques will work with any software quality methodology you choose, as well as SEI's capability maturity models and ISO 9000. They will work with any developmenttechnology, from CASE to object-oriented design to rapid prototyping. And they will work for you whether you're a programmer, manager, or customer. When it comes to delivering better software, if you need to get results, you need this book.