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The Practical, Start-to-Finish Guide to Planning and Leading Iterative Software Projects

 

Iterative processes have gained widespread acceptance because they help software developers reduce risk and cost, manage change, improve productivity, and deliver more effective, timely solutions. But conventional project management techniques don’t work well in iterative projects, and newer iterative management techniques have been poorly documented. Managing Iterative Software Development Projects is the solution: a relentlessly practical guide to planning, organizing, estimating, staffing, and managing any iterative project, from start to finish. 

 

Leading iterative development experts Kurt Bittner and Ian Spence introduce a proven, scalable approach that improves both agility and control at the same time, satisfying the needs of developers, managers, and the business alike. Their techniques are easy to understand, and easy to use with any iterative methodology, from Rational Unified Process to Extreme Programming to the Microsoft Solutions Framework.

 

Whatever your role–team leader, program manager, project manager, developer, sponsor, or user representative–this book will help you

 

  • Understand the key drivers of success in iterative projects
  • Leverage “time boxing” to define project lifecycles and measure results
  • Use Unified Process phases to facilitate controlled iterative development
  • Master core concepts of iterative project management, including layering and evolution
  • Create project roadmaps, including release plans
  • Discover key patterns of risk management, estimation, organization, and iteration planning
  • Understand what must be controlled centrally, and what you can safely delegate
  • Transition smoothly to iterative processes
  • Scale iterative project management from the smallest to the largest projects
  • Align software investments with the needs of the business

 

Whether you are interested in software development using RUP, OpenUP, or other agile processes, this book will help you reduce the anxiety and cost associated with software improvement by providing an easy, non-intrusive path toward improved results–without overwhelming you and your team.

 

Book News Annotation:

Bittner, a software developer, and Spence, a consultant, introduce a scalable approach for planning, organizing, staffing, and managing a software project. The approach can be used with any iterative methodology. Chapters cover principles and practical issues, and there are substantial of templates, checklists, and example plans. The book will be useful to people responsible for projects that employ a significant amount of software, including leaders of small software development teams, project managers of major software products, and program managers overseeing many collaborating projects.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Bittner, a software developer, and Spence, a consultant, introduce a scalable approach for planning, organizing, staffing, and managing a software project. The approach can be used with any iterative methodology. Chapters cover principles and practical issues, and there are substantial of templates, checklists, and example plans. The book will be useful to people responsible for projects that employ a significant amount of software, including leaders of small software development teams, project managers of major software products, and program managers overseeing many collaborating projects. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Kurt Bittner works for IBM on software development solutions strategy. In a career spanning 24 years, he has successfully applied an iterative approach to software development in a number of industries and problem domains. He was a member of the original team that developed the IBM Rational Unified Process and is a co-author with Ian Spence of Use Case Modeling, published by Addison-Wesley in 2002.

 

Ian Spence is a chief scientist and principle consultant at Ivar Jacobson Consulting, specializing in the adoption of the Unified Process and the iter­ative, use-case driven approach that it recommends. He has more than 20 years of experience in the software industry, including more than 10 years of experience in managing and participating in iterative projects. He is cur­rently involved in the development of the next generation of lightweight software development processes and is a co-author with Kurt Bittner of Use Case Modeling, published by Addison-Wesley in 2002.

 

Table of Contents

Foreword    xix

Preface        xxiii

Acknowledgments xxxiii

PART I THE PRINCIPLES OF ITERATIVE PROJECT MANAGEMENT 1

Chapter 1    What Is Iterative Development? 3

Chapter 2    How Do Iterative Projects Function? 43

Chapter 3    Controlling Iterative Projects 77

Chapter 4     Are You Ready for Iterative Project Management? 123

PART II PLANNING AND MANAGING AN ITERATIVE PROJECT 157

Chapter 5    A Layered Approach to Planning and Managing Iterative Projects 159

Chapter 6    Overall Project Planning 203

Chapter 7    Evolution and Phase Planning 243

Chapter 8    Iteration Planning 291

Chapter 9    Iteration, Phase, and Project Assessments 339

Chapter 10    A Scalable Approach to Managing Iterative Projects 393

Chapter 11    Getting Started with Iterative Project Management 429

PART III APPENDICES 455

Appendix A    A Brief Introduction to Use-Case Driven Development 457

Appendix B    Outlines, Templates, and Checklists 481

Appendix C    Examples 541

Index 601

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321268891
Author:
Bittner, Kurt
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley Professional
Author:
Spence, Ian
Subject:
Management
Subject:
Programming - Software Development
Subject:
Computer software
Subject:
Software Development & Engineering - General
Subject:
Computer software -- Development -- Management.
Subject:
Software Engineering-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
The Addison-Wesley Object Technology Series
Publication Date:
July 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
9.36 x 7 x 1.301 in 943 gr

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