The Software Project Manager's Handbook

The Software Project Manager's Handbook

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Bring a new level of effectiveness to your software projects Remember when creating software was fun? It could be again, if you use the methods in this book to help you plan and manage your project. In this new edition of The Software Project Managera€™s Handbook, expert Dwayne Phillips outlines the fundamental principles that project managers and software practitioners can use to help them succeed on any project. Success on software projects has more to do with how people think individually and in groups than with programming, asserts Phillips. In clear and concise steps, he shows software project managers and their team members how to manage projects effectively by paying attention to four basic principles: Balancing people, process, and product Making ideas visible Applying configuration management properly Using standards The book describes the requirements, planning, and risk management stages of the development cycle and examines the middle and late stages of development including design, test and integration, and maintenance. Phillips shares proven methods for dealing with common stumbling blocks for managers such as customers who want a voice in the design and endless test-fix cycles, and for planning maintenance so the customer is not left out of the process. Finally, the author examines past projects in detaila€“demonstrating why some projects were successful and why others failed. Phillips helps you apply these lessons with a qcookbookq formula that walks you step-by-step through a Waterfall, an Evolutionary, and a Spiral project. New material added to each chapter covers current issues including the role of process in software projects and the Agile Methods. The Software Project Managera€™s Handbook, Second Edition is the most innovative and up-to-date guide to making every software project a complete and painless success.There are three basic types of software maintenance: adaptive, perfective, and corrective. Some people consider emergency to be a fourth type. Adaptive maintenance involves changing software to adapt to a changing situation such as newanbsp;...

Title:The Software Project Manager's Handbook
Author:Dwayne Phillips
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2004-07-01


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