Applied Software Project Management

Applied Software Project Management Author Andrew Stellman
ISBN-10 059655382X
Release 2005-11-18
Pages 324
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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 stellman-greene.com



Productive Objects

Productive Objects Author Robert J. Muller
ISBN-10 1558604375
Release 1998
Pages 698
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Introduces, in simple text and photographs, the characteristics of some of the animals and plants that can be found in the forest. Includes a chipmunk, box turtle, fern, bull moose, moth, ermine, and white birch.



Applied Software Risk Management

Applied Software Risk Management Author C. Ravindranath Pandian
ISBN-10 0849305314
Release 2006-12-15
Pages 264
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Few software projects are completed on time, on budget, and to their original specifications. Focusing on what practitioners need to know about risk in the pursuit of delivering software projects, Applied Software Risk Management: A Guide for Software Project Managers covers key components of the risk management process and the software development process, as well as best practices for software risk identification, risk planning, and risk analysis. Written in a clear and concise manner, this resource presents concepts and practical insight into managing risk. It first covers risk-driven project management, risk management processes, risk attributes, risk identification, and risk analysis. The book continues by examining responses to risk, the tracking and modeling of risks, intelligence gathering, and integrated risk management. It concludes with details on drafting and implementing procedures. A diary of a risk manager provides insight in implementing risk management processes. Bringing together concepts across software engineering with a project management perspective, Applied Software Risk Management: A Guide for Software Project Managers presents a rigorous, scientific method for identifying, analyzing, and resolving risk.



Quality Software Project Management

Quality Software Project Management Author Robert T. Futrell
ISBN-10 0130912972
Release 2002-01
Pages 1639
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Drawing on best practices identified at the Software Quality Institute and embodied in bodies of knowledge from the Project Management Institute, the American Society of Quality, IEEE, and the Software Engineering Institute, Quality Software Project Management teaches 34 critical skills that allow any manager to minimize costs, risks, and time-to-market. Written by leading practitioners Robert T. Futrell, Donald F. Shafer, and Linda I. Shafer, it addresses the entire project lifecycle, covering process, project, and people. It contains extensive practical resources-including downloadable checklists, templates, and forms.



Software Project Management

Software Project Management Author Walker Royce
ISBN-10 0201309580
Release 1998
Pages 406
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This text addresses the project management challenges of producing top-quality software on-time and within budget. As with many industries, managers in software development must keep their staff motivated, cost-justify their strategies, beat deadlines and balace budgets, but this becomes all the more challenging in an industry where terms, technologies and processes shift rapidly. This book explains the latest management strategies and techniques, and provides managers with the necessary background and insights to plan and execute a successful software project. The issues are addressed with reference to the object software development process and UML.



How to Keep Your Boss from Sinking Your Project

How to Keep Your Boss from Sinking Your Project Author Andrew Stellman
ISBN-10 9780596528027
Release 2006-06-14
Pages 24
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Like it or not, your project needs management. Yet few good software projects can survive bad management. If you're a programmer on a high-visibility project, this PDF offers five principle guidelines for managing upward that will help you help your boss make the right decisions about setting project expectations, working with users and stakeholders, putting the project on the right track, and keeping it there. Even if you have the best boss in the world, chances are he or she does not come from an IT or software engineering background, and may lack the time or technical focus to manage your project well. And if your boss sinks your project, you'll share the blame-even if you did everything right. The guidance in this document can help you understand what problems cause projects to fail and how to fix them, and what you can do to keep your software project from running into trouble.



Versionskontrolle mit Subversion

Versionskontrolle mit Subversion Author C. Michael Pilato
ISBN-10 9783897218987
Release 2009-04-30
Pages 496
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Ganz klar: Das Schöne am Open Source-Code ist natürlich der freie Zugriff auf ihn, doch gerade deshalb will die Code-Entwicklung besonders gut organisiert sein. Versionskontrollsysteme ermöglichen es jedem Projektmitglied, zunächst unabhängig zu arbeiten und seine Änderungen am Quellcode dann in ein Repository einzufügen, mit dem die unterschiedlichen Versionen überwacht und verwaltet werden. Intelligente Verwaltung mit Subversion Wer bei Software-Projekten bisher das bewährte CVS benutzt hat, dem steht mit Subversion eine stabilere und flexiblere Alternative zur Verfügung. Versionskontrolle mit Subversion, geschrieben von Mitgliedern des Subversion-Entwicklerteams, stellt dieses mächtige Open Source-Tool vor und beschreibt, wie Sie es fachgerecht installieren und konfigurieren. Die Autoren zeigen Ihnen, wie Sie durch die intelligente Verwaltung und Dokumentation mit Subversion Konflikte und Datenverlust vermeiden können. Für Programmierer und für Systemadministratoren Das Buch eignet sich für Leser mit ganz unterschiedlichem Hintergrundwissen: Sowohl Programmierer ohne Kenntnisse der Versionskontrolle als auch erfahrene Systemadministratoren kommen hier auf ihre Kosten. Und CVS-Kennern wird mit diesem Buch ein problemloser Wechsel zu Subversion ermöglicht.



Head First PMP

Head First PMP Author Jennifer Greene
ISBN-10 9781449331535
Release 2009-07-22
Pages 834
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Learn the latest principles and certification objectives in The PMBOK Guide, Fourth Edition, in a unique and inspiring way with Head First PMP . The second edition of this book helps you prepare for the PMP certification exam using a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works. You'll find a full-length sample exam included inside the book. More than just proof of passing a test, a PMP certification means that you have the knowledge to solve most common project problems. But studying for a difficult four-hour exam on project management isn't easy, even for experienced project managers. Drawing on the latest research in neurobiology, cognitive science, and learning theory, Head First PMP offers you a multi-sensory experience that helps the material stick, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. This book will help you: Learn PMP's underlying concepts to help you understand the PMBOK principles and pass the certification exam with flying colors Get 100% coverage of the latest principles and certification objectives in The PMBOK Guide, Fourth Edition, including two new processes: Collect Requirements and Identify Stakeholders Make use of a thorough and effective preparation guide with hundreds of practice questions and exam strategies Explore the material through puzzles, games, problems, and exercises that make learning easy and entertaining Head First PMP puts project management principles into context to help you understand, remember, and apply them -- not just on the exam, but also on the job.



Essential Scrum

Essential Scrum Author Kenneth S. Rubin
ISBN-10 9783826690471
Release 2014-05-20
Pages 480
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Umfassendes Scrum-Wissen aus der Praxis Mit Vorworten von Mike Cohn und Ron Jeffries Umfassendes Scrum-Wissen auf Team-, Produkt- und Portfolio-Ebene Kernkonzepte, Rollen, Planung und Sprints ausführlich erläutert Auch geeignet zur Vorbereitung auf die Scrum-Zertifizierung Aus dem Inhalt: 1. Teil: Kernkonzepte Scrum-Framework Agile Prinzipien Sprints Anforderungen und User Stories Das Product Backlog Schätzungen und Velocity Technische Schulden 2. Teil: Rollen Product Owner ScrumMaster Entwicklungsteam Strukturen des Scrum-Teams Manager 3. Teil: Planung Scrum-Planungsprinzipien Mehrstufige Planung Portfolio-Planung Visionsfindung/Produktplanung Release-Planung 4. Teil: Sprints Sprint-Planung Sprint-Ausführung Sprint Review Sprint-Retrospektive Dieses Buch beschreibt das Wesen von Scrum – die Dinge, die Sie wissen müssen, wenn Sie Scrum erfolgreich einsetzen wollen, um innovative Produkte und Dienstleistungen zu entwickeln. Es ist entstanden, weil der Autor Kenneth S. Rubin als Agile- und Scrum-Berater oft nach einem Referenzbuch für Scrum gefragt worden ist – einem Buch, das einen umfassenden Überblick über das Scrum-Framework bietet und darüber hinaus die beliebtesten Ansätze für die Anwendung von Scrum präsentiert. Dieses Buch ist der Versuch, die eine entscheidende Quelle für alles Wesentliche über Scrum bereitzustellen. Rubin beleuchtet die Werte, Prinzipien und Praktiken von Scrum und beschreibt bewährte, flexible Ansätze, die Ihnen helfen werden, sie viel effektiver umzusetzen. Dabei liefert er mehr als nur die Grundlagen und weist zudem auf wichtige Probleme hin, die Ihnen auf Ihrem Weg begegnen können. Ob Sie sich nun zum ersten Mal an Scrum versuchen oder es schon seit Jahren benutzen: Dieses Buch weiht Sie in die Geheimnisse des Scrum-Entwicklungsverfahrens ein und vermittelt Ihnen ein umfangreiches Scrum-Wissen auf Team-, Produkt- und Portfolio-Ebene. Für diejenigen, die bereits mit Scrum vertraut sind, eignet es sich als Scrum-Referenz. Rubin hat das Buch nicht für eine bestimmte Scrum-Rolle geschrieben. Stattdessen soll es allen, die direkt oder indirekt mit Scrum zu tun haben, ein gemeinsames Verständnis von Scrum und den Prinzipien, auf denen es beruht, vermitteln. Stellen Sie sich meine Überraschung und mein Entzücken vor, als ich feststellte, dass das Buch praktisch alles behandelt, was man über Scrum wissen muss – sowohl für Anfänger als auch für alte Hasen. Ron Jeffries (aus dem Vorwort) Über den Autor: Kenneth S. Rubin ist zertifizierter Scrum- und Agile-Trainer und -Berater und hilft Unternehmen, ihre Produktentwicklung effektiver und wirtschaftlicher zu gestalten. Er hat inzwischen mehr als 18.000 Menschen in den Bereichen Agile und Scrum, Organisation objektorientierter Projekte und Übergangsmanagement unterwiesen und Hunderten von Unternehmen als Berater zur Seite gestanden. Rubin war der erste Managing Director der weltweit agierenden Scrum Alliance und erfolgreich als Scrum-Product-Owner, ScrumMaster und Entwickler unterwegs.



Integrated IT Project Management

Integrated IT Project Management Author Kenneth R. Bainey
ISBN-10 1580538290
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 481
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Annotation "Integrated IT Project Management: A Model-Centric Approach utilizes practical applications of real-world policies, roles and responsibilities, templates, process flows, and checklists for each of these three component processes. It shows how such processes ensure optimum utilization of people, process, and technology resources during the management and delivery of IT projects. The book provides insight into the key components of the Rational Unified Process from IBM Rational Corporation and the Project Management Body of knowledge PMBOK from the Project Management Institute (PMI) illustrating how they work together and align based on industry processing standards."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.



Vom Mythos des Mann Monats

Vom Mythos des Mann Monats Author Frederick P. Brooks
ISBN-10 3826613554
Release 2003
Pages 343
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Vom Mythos des Mann Monats has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Vom Mythos des Mann Monats also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Vom Mythos des Mann Monats book for free.



Extreme Programming

Extreme Programming Author Kent Beck
ISBN-10 3827321395
Release 2003
Pages 186
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Extreme Programming has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Extreme Programming also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Extreme Programming book for free.



Effective Project Management

Effective Project Management Author Robert K. Wysocki
ISBN-10 9781118729311
Release 2013-12-02
Pages 768
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The popular guide to the project management body of knowledge, now fully updated Now in its seventh edition, this comprehensive guide to project management has long been considered the standard for both professionals and academics. With more than 32,000 copies sold in the last three editions, it has now been fully updated to cover the new PMBOK® Guide. Well-known expert Robert Wysocki has added more than 100 pages of new content based on instructor feedback, enhancing the coverage of best-of-breed methods and tools for ensuring project management success. With enriched case studies, accompanying exercises and solutions on the companion website, and PowerPoint slides for all figures and tables, the book is ideal for instructors and students as well as active project managers. Serves as a comprehensive guide to project management for both educators and project management professionals Completely updated to cover the new PMBOK® Guide Examines traditional, agile, and extreme project management techniques; the Enterprise Project Management Model; and Kanban and Scrumban methodologies Includes a companion website with exercises and solutions and well as PowerPoint slides for all the figures and tables used Written by well-known project management expert Robert Wysocki Effective Project Management, Seventh Edition remains the comprehensive resource for project management practitioners, instructors, and students. (PMBOK is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)



Beautiful Teams

Beautiful Teams Author Andrew Stellman
ISBN-10 0596555539
Release 2009-03-21
Pages 510
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What's it like to work on a great software development team facing an impossible problem? How do you build an effective team? Can a group of people who don't get along still build good software? How does a team leader keep everyone on track when the stakes are high and the schedule is tight? Beautiful Teams takes you behind the scenes with some of the most interesting teams in software engineering history. You'll learn from veteran team leaders' successes and failures, told through a series of engaging personal stories -- and interviews -- by leading programmers, architects, project managers, and thought leaders. This book includes contributions from: Tim O'Reilly Scott Berkun Mark Healey Bill DiPierre Andy Lester Keoki Andrus Tom Tarka Auke Jilderda Grady Booch Jennifer Greene Mike Cohn Cory Doctorow Neil Siegel Trevor Field James Grenning Steve McConnell Barry Boehm and Maria H. Penedo Peter Gluck Karl E. Wiegers Alex Martelli Karl Fogel Michael Collins Karl Rehmer Andrew Stellman Ned Robinson Scott Ambler Johanna Rothman Mark Denovich and Eric Renkey Patricia Ensworth Andy Oram Tony Visconti Beautiful Teams is edited by Andrew Stellman and Jennifer Greene, veteran software engineers and project managers who have been writing bestselling books for O'Reilly since 2005, including Applied Software Project Management, Head First PMP, and Head First C#.



Software Project Management in a Changing World

Software Project Management in a Changing World Author Günther Ruhe
ISBN-10 9783642550355
Release 2014-09-04
Pages 477
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By bringing together various current directions, Software Project Management in a Changing World focuses on how people and organizations can make their processes more change-adaptive. The selected chapters closely correspond to the project management knowledge areas introduced by the Project Management Body of Knowledge, including its extension for managing software projects. The contributions are grouped into four parts, preceded by a general introduction. Part I “Fundamentals” provides in-depth insights into fundamental topics including resource allocation, cost estimation and risk management. Part II “Supporting Areas” presents recent experiences and results related to the management of quality systems, knowledge, product portfolios and global and virtual software teams. Part III “New Paradigms” details new and evolving software-development practices including agile, distributed and open and inner-source development. Finally, Part IV “Emerging Techniques” introduces search-based techniques, social media, software process simulation and the efficient use of empirical data and their effects on software-management practices. This book will attract readers from both academia and practice with its excellent balance between new findings and experience of their usage in new contexts. Whenever appropriate, the presentation is based on evidence from empirical evaluation of the proposed approaches. For researchers and graduate students, it presents some of the latest methods and techniques to accommodate new challenges facing the discipline. For professionals, it serves as a source of inspiration for refining their project-management skills in new areas.



Das Ziel

Das Ziel Author Eliyahu M. Goldratt
ISBN-10 9783593398532
Release 2013-03-09
Pages 406
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Ein Roman über Prozessoptimierung? Geht das? Das geht nicht nur – das liest sich auch spannend von der ersten bis zur letzten Seite. Eliyahu M. Goldratts "Das Ziel" ist die Geschichte des Managers Alex Rogo, der mit ungewöhnlichen und schlagkräftigen neuen Methoden in seinem Unternehmen für Aufsehen sorgt. Der Klassiker unter den Wirtschaftsbüchern, der das Managementdenken weltweit umkrempelt, wurde jetzt erweitert um den wichtigsten Aufsatz des Autors, "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants": Pflichtlektüre für Manager – und fesselnder Lesestoff.



Product Focused Software Process Improvement

Product Focused Software Process Improvement Author Frank Bomarius
ISBN-10 9783540214212
Release 2004-03-25
Pages 584
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Product Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2004, held in Kansai Science City, Japan in April 2004. The 41 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected and constitute a balanced mix of academic and industrial aspects. The papers are organized in topical sections on software process improvement, software quality, measurement, methods and tools, experimental software engineering, industrial experiences, agile methods, software process assessment, requirements engineering, and software reuse and COTS.