Software Project Survival Guide

Author: Steve McConnell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781572316218

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Looks at a successful software project and provides details for software development for clients using object-oriented design and programming.
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Software Project Survival Guide

Author: Steve McConnell

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735637385

Category: Computers

Page: 304

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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.
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The Business Value of Software

Author: Michael D. S. Harris

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351651501

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 221

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In business, driving value is a key strategy and typically starts at the top of an organization. In today’s digital age, driving software value is also an important, and often overlooked, key strategy. Executives, and the corporate board, need to expect the highest level of business value from the software the organization is developing, buying, and selling. In today’s digital transformation marketplace, it is imperative that organizations start driving business value from software development initiatives. For many years, the cost of software development challenged organizations with questions such as: How do we allocate software development costs? Should these costs be considered an overhead expense? Are we getting the most value possible for our investment? A fundamental problem has been built into these questions – the focus on cost. In almost every other part of the organization, maximizing profit or, in the case of a not-for-profit, maximizing the funds available, provides a clear focus with metrics to determine success or failure. In theory, simply aligning software spending with the maximizing profit goals should be sufficient to avoid any questions about value for money. Unfortunately, this alignment hasn’t turned out to be so simple, and the questions persist, particularly at the strategic or application portfolio level. In this book, Michael D.S. Harris describes how a software business value culture—one where all stakeholders, including technology and business—have a clear understanding of the goals and expected business value from software development. The book shows readers how they can transform software development from a cost or profit center to a business value center. Only a culture of software as a value center enables an organization to constantly maximize business value flow through software development. If your organization is starting to ask how it can change software from a cost-center to a value-center, this book is for you.
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Clinical Research Computing

A Practitioner's Handbook

Author: Prakash Nadkarni

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 012803145X

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Clinical Research Computing: A Practitioner’s Handbook deals with the nuts-and-bolts of providing informatics and computing support for clinical research. The subjects that the practitioner must be aware of are not only technological and scientific, but also organizational and managerial. Therefore, the author offers case studies based on real life experiences in order to prepare the readers for the challenges they may face during their experiences either supporting clinical research or supporting electronic record systems. Clinical research computing is the application of computational methods to the broad field of clinical research. With the advent of modern digital computing, and the powerful data collection, storage, and analysis that is possible with it, it becomes more relevant to understand the technical details in order to fully seize its opportunities. Offers case studies, based on real-life examples where possible, to engage the readers with more complex examples Provides studies backed by technical details, e.g., schema diagrams, code snippets or algorithms illustrating particular techniques, to give the readers confidence to employ the techniques described in their own settings Offers didactic content organization and an increasing complexity through the chapters
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Principles of Modeling

Essays Dedicated to Edward A. Lee on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday

Author: Marten Lohstroh,Patricia Derler,Marjan Sirjani

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319952463

Category: Computers

Page: 539

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This Festschrift is published in honor of Edward A. Lee, Robert S. Pepper Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Professor in the Graduate School in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, USA, on the occasion of his 60th birthday. The title of this Festschrift is “Principles of Modeling" because Edward A. Lee has long been devoted to research that centers on the role of models in science and engineering. He has been examining the use and limitations of models, their formal properties, their role in cognition and interplay with creativity, and their ability to represent reality and physics. The Festschrift contains 29 papers that feature the broad range of Edward A. Lee’s research topics; such as embedded systems; real-time computing; computer architecture; modeling and simulation, and systems design.
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Software Estimation Best Practices, Tools & Techniques

A Complete Guide for Software Project Estimators

Author: Murali Chemuturi

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

ISBN: 1604270241

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Almost every software project begins with the utterances, “What will this cost?” and “When will this project be done?” Once those words are spoken, project stakeholders begin to wrestle with how to produce an estimate. Accurately estimating the cost or time to complete a software project is a serious problem for many software engineers, developers and project managers who struggle with costs running double original estimates, putting their careers at risk. It is reported that nearly 50% of all software projects are shelved and that one of the major causes is poor estimation practices. If developing software for internal use, poor estimates can represent a significant drain on corporate profits. Worldwide growth in the number of companies specializing in the development of software for use by other companies is staggering. India alone has nearly 20,000 such companies. Intense competition has led to an increased demand for fixed-bid pricing in client/vendor relationships, and has made effective cost estimation even more important and, in many cases, critical to a firm's survival. There are many methods of estimation. Each method has its strengths and weaknesses, proponents and opponents. Knowing how and which one to use on a given project is key to developing acceptable estimates for either internal or external projects.Software Estimation Best Practices, Tools, & Techniques covers all facets of software estimation. It provides a detailed explanation of the various methods for estimating software size, development effort, cost, and schedule, including a comprehensive explanation of Test Effort Estimation. Emphasizing that software estimation should be based on a well-defined process, it presents software estimation best practices and shows how to avoid common pitfalls. This guide offers direction on which methods are most appropriate for each of the different project types commonly executed in the software development space and criteria for selecting software estimation tools. This comprehensive desk reference explains software estimation from scratch to help the beginner and features advanced techniques for more experienced estimators. It details project scheduling, including resource leveling and the concept of productivity, as applicable to software estimators, demonstrating the many benefits of moving from the current macro-productivity approach to a micro-productivity approach in software estimation. Software Estimation Best Practices, Tools, & Techniques: A Complete Guide for Software Project Estimators caters to the needs of all software project stakeholders, from novice to expert. It provides the valuable guidance needed to estimate the cost and time required to complete software projects within a reasonable margin of error for effective software development.
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Extreme Programming Installed

Author: Ron Jeffries,Ann Anderson,Chet Hendrickson

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780201708424

Category: Computers

Page: 265

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Extreme programming. The circle of life. On-site customer. User stories. Acceptance tests. Sidebar: Acceptance test samples. Story estimation. Interlude: Sense of completion. Small releases. Customer defines release. Interation planning. Quick design session. Programming. Sidebar: Code Quality. Pair programming. Unit tests. Sidebar: xUnit. Test first, by intention. Releasing changes. Do or do not. Experience improves estimates. Resources, scope, quality, time. Steering. Steering the interation. steering the release. Handling defects. Sidebar: Advanced Issue: Defect databases; Advanced practice: Tests as database. Conclusion. Bonus tracks: We'll try. How to estimate anything. Infrastructure. It's chet's fault. Balancing hopes and fears. Testing improves code. XPer tries Java. A Java perspective. A true story. Estmates and promises. Everything that could possibly break.
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On Time Within Budget

Software Project Management Practices and Techniques

Author: E. M. Bennatan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 341

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A developer′s survival guide packed with real–life case studies, tips, techniques, and best practices for completing software projects on time and within budget Whether you work at a large or small company, this book will provide you with expert, down–in–the–trenches tips, techniques, and strategies to deliver a software project in a cost–effective and timely way. Real–life case studies let you learn from the mistakes as well as the successes of others. Author E. M. Bennatan zeroes in on proven methods for avoiding bottlenecks and overruns at every step in the software development cycle––from cost estimating to product delivery. The Third Edition of this bestselling guide routes you directly to what you need to know about: ∗ Managing both small and large projects in a distributed environment ∗ Common development problems and how to avoid them ∗ Preparing estimates and proposals and bidding for contracts ∗ Managing teams for maximum quality and productivity ∗ Proven scheduling and project development planning techniques New to this edition: ∗ How best to ensure an effective relationship with customers ∗ Risk management and disaster prevention ∗ The pros and cons of acquiring custom software from outside suppliers ∗ Managing multinational projects ∗ How to save time by reusing software components
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Survival Guide for Lotus Notes and Domino Administrators

Author: Mark Elliott

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0137023936

Category: Computers

Page: 312

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IBM’s® Practical, Hands-On Guide to Supporting and Administering Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino This is the only book that focuses entirely on the specific technical, desk-side, and infrastructure issues that support professionals and administrators encounter when implementing and running Lotus Notes in production environments. Authored by one of IBM’s top Lotus experts, it draws on the firsthand experiences of IBM professionals working in hundreds of client environments. Mark Elliott has created a true “encyclopedia” of proven resolutions to common problems and has streamlined processes for infrastructure support. Elliott systematically addresses support solutions for all recent Lotus Notes and Domino environments. Survival Guide for Lotus Notes and Domino Administrators is organized for rapid access to specific solutions in three key areas: client setup, technical support, and client software management. It brings together best practices for planning deployments, managing upgrades, addressing issues with mail and calendars, configuring settings based on corporate policies, and optimizing the entire support delivery process. Along the way, Elliott illuminates the administrative and support implications of the latest enhancements to Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino, in areas ranging from messaging to plug-in support. Whatever your role in managing, administering, or supporting IBM Lotus technologies, this book will help you respond more quickly, efficiently, and effectively—reducing support costs as you increase customer satisfaction. Coverage includes An overview to key software changes introduced in Release 8.0 Resolutions to dozens of error messages and other obscure issues Using the “Smart Upgrade” toolkit to automate upgrades Implementing policies to manage client settings and reduce administrative overhead Optimizing Lotus Notes performance and avoid user frustration Making the most of technical support tools and plug-ins Finding technical support and patches on the IBM developerWorks website Configuring Lotus Notes and supporting common activities
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