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Table Of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Tell Everyone the Truth All the Time
Trust Your Team
Review Everything, Test Everything
All Software Engineers Are Created Equal
Doing the Project Right Is Most Efficient
Part I: Tools and Techniques
Part II: Using Project Management Effectively
Software Project Planning
Understand the Project Needs
Create the Project Plan
Name Risk planning script
Diagnosing Project Planning Problems
The Mid-Course Correction
Estimation
Elements of a Successful Estimate
Wideband Delphi Estimation
Kickoff meeting
Assumptions
Estimation session
Other Estimation Techniques
The Planning Game
Diagnosing Estimation Problems
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
Project Schedules
Building the Project Schedule
Managing Multiple Projects
Use the Schedule to Manage Commitments
Diagnosing Scheduling Problems
Reviews
Inspections
Deskchecks
Walkthroughs
Requirements Elicitation
Use Cases
Basic Course of Events
Alternative Paths
Software Requirements Specification
Functional requirements
Nonfunctional requirements
SRS Inspection Checklist
Change Control
Introduce Software Requirements Carefully
Diagnosing Software Requirements Problems
Design and Programming
Review the Design
Version Control with Subversion
Refactoring
Test-Driven Development
Use Automation
Be Careful with Existing Projects
Diagnosing Design and Programming Problems
Software Testing
Test Plans and Test Cases
Inspection Checklist
Test Execution
Defect Tracking and Triage
Test Environment and Performance Testing
Smoke Tests
Test Automation
Postmortem Reports
Using Software Testing Effectively
Diagnosing Software Testing Problems
Understanding Change
Why Change Fails
How to Make Change Succeed
Management and Leadership
Take Responsibility
Do Everything Out in the Open
Manage the Organization
Manage Your Team
Managing an Outsourced Project
Prevent Major Sources of Project Failure
Management Issues in Outsourced Projects
Collaborate with the Vendor
Software Process Improvement
The Capability Maturity Model
Moving Forward
Bibliography
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Applied Software Project Management

Applied Software Project Management

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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

"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

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