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Learn best practices for software development project management. From the author's extensive research and management expertise, this book delivers pragmatic examples and principles that you can apply to help complete projects on time and on budget. Get the expert guidance you need to learn how to meet requirements and expectations, on time and on budget, with best practices for software development project management. Software project management can encompass specific methodologies, such as Agile, Scrum, CMMI, and IBM Rational Unified Process; specific tools, such as Microsoft Visual Studio Team System; or specific roles, such as architect, coder, tester, and project manager. But beyond the hot-shot code jockeys, the high-end equipment, and the time and budget available, one of the most important aspects of successful software development projects is management. Unlike other books on the subject, this book focuses on the critical manager role. Written by an expert with decades of experience and software development management expertise who has conducted extensive research on project management, this book shows managers how to lead a project successfully. And it shows how to manage for results without adopting philosophies from Genghis Khan or Machiavelli. (There is mention of Godzilla, however.) Drawing on best practices from allied industries such as business, psychology, accounting, and law, the broader methodology detailed in this book results in adaptable project management principles that help increase effectiveness and productivity. Packed with real-world examples, this book shows any development manager, new or experienced, how to successfully lead any software project.

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Peters, a software engineering consultant, uses his decades of experience in leading development teams to write this guide on managing successful software projects. The author outlines the importance of choosing the right lifecycle model for software development, and how to lead teams through the requirements, design and coding phases. This book, written specifically for project managers, stresses leadership every step of the way, and offers plenty of tips on how to be pragmatic and produce results without being overbearing or aggressive. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Learn best practices for software development project management—and lead your teams and projects to success. Dr. Lawrence Peters is an industry-recognized expert with decades of experience conducting research and leading real-world software projects. Beyond getting the best developers, equipment, budget, and timeline possible—Peters concludes that no factor is more critical to project success than the manager’s role. Drawing on proven practices from allied industries such as business, psychology, accounting, and law, he describes a broader project-management methodology—with principles that software managers can readily adapt to help increase their own effectiveness and the productivity of their teams. Unlike other books on the topic, this book focuses squarely on the manager—and shows how to get results without adopting philosophies from Genghis Khan or Machiavelli. (There is mention of Godzilla, however.) Packed with real-world examples and pragmatic advice, this book shows any software development manager—new or experienced—how to lead teams in delivering the right results for their business.

About the Author

Lawrence J. Peters, Ph.D., CSDP, has 40 years’ experience as a software engineering manager, developer, consultant, and instructor. He’s led more than a dozen multimillion-dollar software projects to success, and consults and trains for several Fortune 500 clients. He’s also written four books, developed a software engineering master’s program, and taught at several universities.

Table of Contents

DedicationAcknowledgmentsPrefaceThe Preliminaries
  • Chapter 1: On Software Engineering and Management
  • Chapter 2: Why Is Software So Difficult?
Software Development as a Process
  • Chapter 3: Building the Software Development Team
  • Chapter 4: Developing and Maintaining the Project Plan
Management Methods and Technology
  • Chapter 5: Selecting a Software Development Lifecycle Model: Management Implications
  • Chapter 6: Modeling the Target System
  • Chapter 7: Estimating Project Size, Cost, and Schedule
  • Chapter 8: Tracking the Software Project Plan
Managing Software Professionals
  • Chapter 9: Improving Team Performance
  • Chapter 10: Evaluating Software Development Teams
Lawrence J. Peters

Product Details

ISBN:
9780735623460
Author:
Peters, Lawrence J
Publisher:
Microsoft Press
Author:
Peters, Lawrence J.
Author:
Peters, Lawrence
Author:
Peters, Lawrence H.
Subject:
Programming - Software Development
Subject:
Management
Subject:
Computer software
Subject:
Software Development & Engineering - General
Subject:
Computer software -- Development -- Management.
Subject:
Software Engineering-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Developer Best Practices
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 7.38 x 0.89 in 1.3 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Learn best practices for software development project management—and lead your teams and projects to success. Dr. Lawrence Peters is an industry-recognized expert with decades of experience conducting research and leading real-world software projects. Beyond getting the best developers, equipment, budget, and timeline possible—Peters concludes that no factor is more critical to project success than the manager’s role. Drawing on proven practices from allied industries such as business, psychology, accounting, and law, he describes a broader project-management methodology—with principles that software managers can readily adapt to help increase their own effectiveness and the productivity of their teams. Unlike other books on the topic, this book focuses squarely on the manager—and shows how to get results without adopting philosophies from Genghis Khan or Machiavelli. (There is mention of Godzilla, however.) Packed with real-world examples and pragmatic advice, this book shows any software development manager—new or experienced—how to lead teams in delivering the right results for their business.
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