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Equip yourself with SOFTWARE PROJECT SURVIVAL GUIDE. It's for everyone with a stake in the outcome of a development project--and especially for those without formal software project management training. That includes top managers, executives, clients, investors, end-user representatives, project managers, and technical leads.
Here you'll find guidance from the acclaimed author of the classics CODE COMPLETE and RAPID DEVELOPMENT. Steve McConnell draws on solid research and a career's worth of hard-won experience to map the surest path to your goal--what he calls "one specific approach to software development that works pretty well most of the time for most projects." Nineteen chapters in four sections cover the concepts and strategies you need for mastering the development process, including planning, design, management, quality assurance, testing, and archiving. For newcomers and seasoned project managers alike, SOFTWARE PROJECT SURVIVAL GUIDE draws on a vast store of techniques to create an elegantly simplified and reliable framework for project management success.
So don't worry about wandering among complex sets of project management techniques that require years to sort out and master. SOFTWARE PROJECT SURVIVAL GUIDE goes straight to the heart of the matter to help your projects succeed. And that makes it a required addition to every professional's bookshelf.
Provides a short overview of a successful software project and details a plan for software development for medium-sized client/server projects using such modern development practices as object-oriented design and programming. (Can also be adapted for projects using traditional development practices
The author of the classics "Code Complete" and "Rapid Development" throws a lifeline to the industry's huge and indispensable population of rookie managers and technical leads. This book is a roadmap to how an effective software project works--understandable even for those with limited project experience.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-271) and index.
About the Author
Steve McConnell is recognized as one of the premier authors and voices in the development community. He is Chief Software Engineer of Construx Software and was the lead developer of Construx Estimate and of SPC Estimate Professional, winner of Software Development magazine's Productivity Award. He is the author of several books, including Code Complete and Rapid Development, both honored with Software Development magazine's Jolt Award.
Table of Contents
- Preliminary Survival Briefing
- Part I: The Survival Mind-Set
- Chapter 1: Welcome to Software Project Survival Training
- Chapter 2: Software Project Survival Test
- Chapter 3: Survival Concepts
- Chapter 4: Survival Skills
- Chapter 5: The Successful Project at a Glance
- Part II: Survival Preparations
- Chapter 6: Hitting a Moving Target
- Chapter 7: Preliminary Planning
- Chapter 8: Requirements Development
- Chapter 9: Quality Assurance
- Chapter 10: Architecture
- Chapter 11: Final Preparations
- Part III: Succeeding by Stages
- Chapter 12: Beginning-of-Stage Planning
- Chapter 13: Detailed Design
- Chapter 14: Construction
- Chapter 15: System Testing
- Chapter 16: Software Release
- Chapter 17: End-of-Stage Wrap-Up
- Part IV: Mission Accomplished
- Chapter 18: Project History
- Chapter 19: Survival Crib Notes
- Appendix : Epilogue
- Appendix : Notes
- Appendix : Glossary
- Appendix : About the Author