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"If you're looking for solid, easy-to-follow advice on estimation, requirements gathering, managing change, and more, you can stop now: this is the book for you."--Scott Berkun, Author of The Art of Project Management

What makes software projects succeed? It takes more than a good idea and a team of talented programmers. A project manager needs to know how to guide the team through the entire software project. There are common pitfalls that plague all software projects and rookie mistakes that are made repeatedly--sometimes by the same people! Avoiding these pitfalls is not hard, but it is not necessarily intuitive. Luckily, there are tried and true techniques that can help any project manager.

In Applied Software Project Management, Andrew Stellman and Jennifer Greene provide you with tools, techniques, and practices that you can use on your own projects right away. This book supplies you with the information you need to diagnose your team's situation and presents practical advice to help you achieve your goal of building better software.

Topics include:

  • Planning a software project
  • Helping a team estimate its workload
  • Building a schedule
  • Gathering software requirements and creating use cases
  • Improving programming with refactoring, unit testing, and version control
  • Managing an outsourced project
  • Testing software

Jennifer Greene and Andrew Stellman have been building software together since 1998. Andrew comes from a programming background and has managed teams of requirements analysts, designers, and developers. Jennifer has a testing background and has managed teams of architects, developers, and testers. She has led multiple large-scale outsourced projects. Between the two of them, they have managed every aspect of software development. They have worked in a wide range of industries, including finance, telecommunications, media, nonprofit, entertainment, natural-language processing, science, and academia. For more information about them and this book, visit http://www.stellman-greene.com.

Book News Annotation:

This guide takes a practical approach to project management, describing specific tools, techniques and practices needed to run a successful project or to redirect a failing one. The topics covered include helping a team estimate its workload, building a schedule, gathering requirements and creating use cases, managing an outsourced project, and testing software. The text also offers tips about how to avoid common pitfalls.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

This guide takes a practical approach to project management, describing specific tools, techniques and practices needed to run a successful project or to redirect a failing one. The topics covered include helping a team estimate its workload, building a schedule, gathering requirements and creating use cases, managing an outsourced project, and testing software. The text also offers tips about how to avoid common pitfalls. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Many software companies have problems with their projects. Though they're staffed with talented designers, dedicated programmers and eager managers, they can't figure out why they have so much trouble building software. In some cases, teams can't seem to get all of the bugs out of their software before it's shipped, and find themselves in a costly cycle of releases and patches. In others, projects feel chaotic and unpredictable, and team members feel that they never get to solve interesting problems because they're bogged down with tedious bug fixes or stressful and unrealistic deadlines. And some teams are stuck in a development death spiral and can't release any software at all.

To help fix these problems, Applied Software Project Management provides a set of practical techniques that teams can use to plan software projects, review and inspect projects as they progress, diagnose and fix design and programming flaws, and provide quality assurance. On a broader level, the book also offers tools for developing leadership and management skills, and even ways to approach and implement organizational change. Written by experienced and skilled software managers, Applied Software Project Management includes a checklist of major points at the end of each chapter that team members can use in every project.

About the Author

Jennifer Greene and Andrew Stellman have been building software together since 1998. Andrew comes from a programming background, and has managed teams of requirements analysts, designers and developers. Jennifer has a testing background, and has managed teams of architects, developers and testers. She has led multiple large-scale outsourced projects. Between the two of them, they have managed every aspect of software development. They formed Stellman & Greene Consulting in 2003, with a focus on project management, software development, management consulting and software process improvement. They have worked in a wide range of industries, including finance, telecommunications, media, non-profit, entertainment, natural language processing, science and academia. For more information about them and this book, visit http://www.stellman-greene.com.

Jennifer Greene has managed quality assurance teams at multiple software organizations. Her project experience spans many domains, including academic research, financial services and analysis, natural language processing and grants management. She has been responsible for leading process improvement efforts as well as implementing best practices in defect prevention. She is currently leading a major software test outsourcing effort for MicroEdge.

Table of Contents

About the Author Praise for Applied Software Project Management Preface Chapter 1: Introduction Part I: Tools and Techniques Chapter 2: Software Project Planning Chapter 3: Estimation Chapter 4: Project Schedules Chapter 5: Reviews Chapter 6: Software Requirements Chapter 7: Design and Programming Chapter 8: Software Testing Part II: Using Project Management Effectively Chapter 9: Understanding Change Chapter 10: Management and Leadership Chapter 11: Managing an Outsourced Project Chapter 12: Process Improvement Appendix A: Bibliography Colophon

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"Synopsis" by , Many software companies have problems with their projects. Though they're staffed with talented designers, dedicated programmers and eager managers, they can't figure out why they have so much trouble building software. In some cases, teams can't seem to get all of the bugs out of their software before it's shipped, and find themselves in a costly cycle of releases and patches. In others, projects feel chaotic and unpredictable, and team members feel that they never get to solve interesting problems because they're bogged down with tedious bug fixes or stressful and unrealistic deadlines. And some teams are stuck in a development death spiral and can't release any software at all.

To help fix these problems, Applied Software Project Management provides a set of practical techniques that teams can use to plan software projects, review and inspect projects as they progress, diagnose and fix design and programming flaws, and provide quality assurance. On a broader level, the book also offers tools for developing leadership and management skills, and even ways to approach and implement organizational change. Written by experienced and skilled software managers, Applied Software Project Management includes a checklist of major points at the end of each chapter that team members can use in every project.

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