Synopses & Reviews
The author, drawing on years of experience at IBM and the SEI, provides here practical guidance for improving the software development and maintenance process. He focuses on understanding and managing the software process because this is where he feels organizations now encounter the most serious problems, and where he feels there is the best opportunity for significant improvement. Both program managers and practicing programmers, whether working on small programs or large-scale projects, will learn how good their own software process is, how they can make their process better, and where they need to begin. "This book will help you move beyond the turning point, or crisis, of feeling over-whelmed by the task of managing the software process to understanding what is essential in software management and what you can do about it." Peter Freeman, from the Foreword
Both program managers and practicing programmers, whether working on small programs or large-scale projects, will learn how good their software process is, how they can make their process better, and where they need to begin.
About the Author
Known as “the father of software quality,” Watts S. Humphrey
is the author of numerous influential books on the software-development process and software process improvement. Humphrey is a fellow of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University, where he founded the Software Process Program and provided the vision and early leadership for the original Capability Maturity Model (CMM). He also is the creator of the Personal Software Process (PSP) and Team Software Process (TSP). Recently, he was awarded the National Medal of Technologythe highest honor given by the president of the United States to America's leading innovators.
Table of Contents
I. SOFTWARE PROCESS MATURITY. A Software Maturity Framework.
The Principles of Software Process Change.
Software Process Assessment.
The Initial Process.
II. THE REPEATABLE PROCESS. Managing Software Organizations.
The Project Plan.
Software Configuration Management—Part 1: Software Quality Assurance.
III. THE DEFINED PROCESS. Software Standards.
Software Configuration Management (Continued).
Defining the Software Process.
The Software Engineering Process Group
IV. THE MANAGED PROCESS. Data Gathering and Analysis.
Managing Software Quality.
V. THE OPTIMIZING PROCESS. Defect Prevention.
Automating The Software Process.
Contracting for Software.