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The Essence of Software Engineering: Applying the Semat Kernel

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SEMAT (Software Engineering Methods and Theory) is an international initiative designed to

identify a common ground, or universal standard, for software engineering. It is supported by

some of the most distinguished contributors to the field. Creating a simple language to describe

methods and practices, the SEMAT team expresses this common ground as a kernel–or

framework–of elements essential to all software development.

 

The Essence of Software Engineering introduces this kernel and shows how to apply it when

developing software and improving a team’s way of working. It is a book for software professionals,

not methodologists. Its usefulness to development team members, who need to evaluate and

choose the best practices for their work, goes well beyond the description or application of

any single method.

 

 

“Software is both a craft and a science, both a work of passion and a work of principle.

Writing good software requires both wild flights of imagination and creativity, as well as the hard

reality of engineering tradeoffs. This book is an attempt at describing that balance.”

—Robert Martin (unclebob)

“The work of Ivar Jacobson and his colleagues, started as part of the SEMAT initiative,

has taken a systematic approach to identifying a ‘kernel’ of software engineering principles and

practices that have stood the test of time and recognition.”

—Bertrand Meyer

“The software development industry needs and demands a core kernel and language for defining

software development practices—practices that can be mixed and matched, brought on board from

other organizations; practices that can be measured; practices that can be integrated; and practices

that can be compared and contrasted for speed, quality, and price. This thoughtful book gives a

good grounding in ways to think about the problem, and a language to address the need,

and every software engineer should read it.”

—Richard Soley

Synopsis:

SEMAT (Software Engineering Methods and Theory) is an international initiative designed to identify a common ground, or universal standard, for software engineering. It is supported by some of the most distinguished contributors to the field. Creating a simple language to describe methods and practices, the SEMAT team expresses this common ground as a kernel–or framework–of elements essential to all software development.

 

The Essence of Software Engineering introduces this kernel and shows how to apply it when developing software and communicating among teams and team members. It is a book for software professionals, not methodologists. Its usefulness to developers, who need to evaluate and choose the best practices for their particular projects, goes well beyond the description or application of any single methodology.

 

Software is both a craft and a science, both a work of passion and a work of principle. Writing good software requires both wild flights of imagination and creativity, as well as the hard reality of engineering tradeoffs. This book is an attempt at describing that balance.

–Robert Martin (unclebob)

 

The work of Ivar Jacobson and his colleagues, started as part of the SEMAT initiative, has taken a systematic approach to identifying a “kernel” of software engineering principles and practices that have stood the test of time and recognition.

–Bertrand Meyer

 

The software development industry needs and demands a core kernel and language for defining software development practices–practices that can be mixed and matched, brought on board from other organizations, practices that can be measured, practices that can be integrated, practices that can be compared and contrasted for speed, quality, and price. This thoughtful book gives a good grounding in ways to think about the problem, and a language to address the need, and every software engineer should read it.

–Richard Soley

Synopsis:

Using the proposed SEMAT Object Management Group standard, development organizations can "re-found" software engineering based on solid theory, proven principles, and best practices that have earned wide support. Using SEMAT, they can address both technology and human issues, while achieving easy extensibility to support diverse uses, changing requirements, and new technologies. In The Essence of Software Engineering</titleref>, a team of key SEMAT pioneers introduce this new standard, explaining how it defines a common ground for more agile and effective software development. Led by Ivar Jacobson, one of this generation's most influential software innovators, they fully introduce both elements of SEMAT: the kernel, encompassing Requirements, Software System, Team, Work, other key elements of software projects, and their states, and can be used by practitioners to make better choices about how they develop software systems; ahe language, defining syntax and semantics for organizing and composing practices and methods. For all software engineering practitioners, including architects, designers, developers, testers, requirements engineers, process engineers, and project managers.

About the Author

Dr. Ivar Jacobson, one of the prime movers behind SEMAT, is the principal author of six books, including, with Pan-Wei Ng, Aspect-Oriented Software Development with Use Cases (Addison-Wesley, 2005).

 

Dr. Pan-Wei Ng is the Asia Pacific CTO and chief scientist at IvarJacobson International and coaches large-scale development extensively.

 

Paul E. McMahon, principal of PEM Systems, is the author of Integrating CMMI® and Agile Development (Addison-Wesley, 2011).

 

Ian Spence, chief scientist and principal consultant at Ivar Jacobson International, is the coauthor of Managing Iterative Software Development Projects (Addison-Wesley, 2007).

 

Svante Lidman is a senior productivity expert at Hansoft and has been leading and coaching software development teams for twenty years.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Robert Martin           

Foreword by Bertrand Meyer           

Foreword by Richard Soley           

Preface 

                      

           

Part I: The Kernel Idea Explained

           

Chapter 1: A Glimpse of How the Kernel Can Be Used           

Chapter 2: A Little More Detail about the Kernel           

Chapter 3: A 10,000-Foot View of the Full Kernel           

Chapter 4: The Kernel Alphas Made Tangible with Cards           

Chapter 5: Providing More Details to the Kernel through Practices           

Chapter 6: What the Kernel Can Do for You

           

Part II: Using the Kernel to Run an Iteration

           

Chapter 7: Running Iterations with the Kernel: Plan-Do-Check-Adapt           

Chapter 8: Planning an Iteration           

Chapter 9: Doing and Checking the Iteration           

Chapter 10: Adapting the Way of Working           

Chapter 11: Running an Iteration with Explicit Requirement Item States

           

Part III: Using the Kernel to Run a Software Endeavor

           

Chapter 12: Running a Software Endeavor: From Idea to Production           

Chapter 13: Building the Business Case           

Chapter 14: Developing the System           

Chapter 15: Operating the Software

           

Part IV: Scaling Development with the Kernel

           

Chapter 16: What Does It Mean to Scale?           

Chapter 17: Zooming In to Provide Details           

Chapter 18: Reaching Out to Different Kinds of Development           

Chapter 19: Scaling Up to Large and Complex Development

           

Part V: How the Kernel Changes the Way You Work with Methods

           

Chapter 20: Thinking about Methods without Thinking about Methods           

Chapter 21: Agile Working with Methods

          

Part VI: What’s Really New Here?

           

Chapter 22: Refounding Methods           

Chapter 23: Separation of Concerns Applied to Methods           

Chapter 24: The Key Differentiators

           

Part VII: Epilogue

           

Chapter 25: This Is Not the End           

Chapter 26:  … But Perhaps It Is the End of the Beginning           

Chapter 27: When the Vision Comes True           

Appendix A: Concepts and Notation           

Appendix B: What Does This Book Cover with Respect to the Kernel?           

Appendix C: Bibliography           

What People Are Saying about This Book 

          

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321885951
Author:
Jacobson, Ivar
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley Professional
Author:
Ng, Pan-Wei
Author:
Lidman, Svante
Author:
McMahon, Paul E.
Author:
Spence, Ian
Author:
McMahon, Paul
Subject:
Software Engineering-General
Subject:
Programming - Software Development
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.125 x 6.25 x 0.704 in 485 gr

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"Synopsis" by ,

SEMAT (Software Engineering Methods and Theory) is an international initiative designed to identify a common ground, or universal standard, for software engineering. It is supported by some of the most distinguished contributors to the field. Creating a simple language to describe methods and practices, the SEMAT team expresses this common ground as a kernel–or framework–of elements essential to all software development.

 

The Essence of Software Engineering introduces this kernel and shows how to apply it when developing software and communicating among teams and team members. It is a book for software professionals, not methodologists. Its usefulness to developers, who need to evaluate and choose the best practices for their particular projects, goes well beyond the description or application of any single methodology.

 

Software is both a craft and a science, both a work of passion and a work of principle. Writing good software requires both wild flights of imagination and creativity, as well as the hard reality of engineering tradeoffs. This book is an attempt at describing that balance.

–Robert Martin (unclebob)

 

The work of Ivar Jacobson and his colleagues, started as part of the SEMAT initiative, has taken a systematic approach to identifying a “kernel” of software engineering principles and practices that have stood the test of time and recognition.

–Bertrand Meyer

 

The software development industry needs and demands a core kernel and language for defining software development practices–practices that can be mixed and matched, brought on board from other organizations, practices that can be measured, practices that can be integrated, practices that can be compared and contrasted for speed, quality, and price. This thoughtful book gives a good grounding in ways to think about the problem, and a language to address the need, and every software engineer should read it.

–Richard Soley

"Synopsis" by ,

Using the proposed SEMAT Object Management Group standard, development organizations can "re-found" software engineering based on solid theory, proven principles, and best practices that have earned wide support. Using SEMAT, they can address both technology and human issues, while achieving easy extensibility to support diverse uses, changing requirements, and new technologies. In The Essence of Software Engineering</titleref>, a team of key SEMAT pioneers introduce this new standard, explaining how it defines a common ground for more agile and effective software development. Led by Ivar Jacobson, one of this generation's most influential software innovators, they fully introduce both elements of SEMAT: the kernel, encompassing Requirements, Software System, Team, Work, other key elements of software projects, and their states, and can be used by practitioners to make better choices about how they develop software systems; ahe language, defining syntax and semantics for organizing and composing practices and methods. For all software engineering practitioners, including architects, designers, developers, testers, requirements engineers, process engineers, and project managers.

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