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SOFTWAREDEVELOPMENTTEAMS:PERFORMANCE,PRODUCTIVITYANDINNOVATION,
BySUDHAKAR,G.P.

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ISBN:9788120351790
Pages:208
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DESCRIPTION
Thebook,Software Development Teams, offers a new and unique approach to developing software
project teams. It guides IT experts and managers for forming, assessing and developing successful
projectmanagementteamsforeffectiveperformanceandproductivity.
Focusing on the management side of the software industry, this textcumreference book discusses
key aspects of the management such as performance measurement, organisational structure and
development,motivationoftheteamwithawardsandrewardstobringinnovativeideas,andthebest
practicesfollowedinthemodernsoftwareindustryformeasuringtheteameffectively.
The book begins with an introduction of software teams, explaining how software projects are
different.Itthendiscussesthecharacteristics,skillsandcompetenciesthatarerequiredforaperfect
programmer or a project manager, in addition to many other dimensions of software development
teams.
Itfurtherincludesempiricalstudiesonteamclimate,teamperformance,teamproductivityandteam
innovation.Next,itexploresthefactorsthatareimportantformaintainingthesoftwaredevelopment
teamclimate,andtheimpactofconflictsonteams,whichmayultimatelyhavenegativeimpactonthe
organisation.
Tools and techniques to measure performance of software development team are explained along
with the factors that influence the teams performance, relationship between team cohesion,
productivityandfinallytheperformance.
Different types of possible innovation in software teams and organisations, innovation cycle and
framework, role of top management and leadership in team management are also given due
weightage.
ProvidinganexhaustivedescriptionoftheoriginandpresentstatusoftheIndiansoftwareindustry
usingstatisticaldata,thebookisusefulforthestudentsofMBA(IT),BE/B.Tech(CSandIT),M.Tech
(CS and IT) and M.Tech (Software Engineering). The book is also useful as a reference for
professionals in the field of information systems, software project management, software
engineering,teammanagementandorganisationaldevelopment.
Keyfeaturesofthebook
Highlightsthelateststudiesinthefieldandcitesinferencesofvariousresearchers.
Includesnumerousfigures,tables,graphs,andabbreviationstoclarifytheconcepts.
Provideschapterendquestionsandquickquiz(multiplechoicequestionswithanswers)totestthe
knowledgeacquired.
Incorporateskeywordsandadequatenumberofreferences,whichmakethebookanidealtoolfor
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learningtheconceptsofsoftwaredevelopmentteams.
Includescasestudiestoshowtheapplicationofconceptsofsoftwaredevelopmentteamsinreallife
scenarios.

CONTENTS
PrefaceAcknowledgements
ListofFiguresListofTables
ListofAbbreviations
Chapter1IntroductiontoSoftwareDevelopmentTeams
Chapter2ResearchStudiesonSoftwareDevelopmentTeams
Chapter3SoftwareDevelopmentTeamClimate
Chapter4SoftwareDevelopmentTeamPerformance
Chapter5SoftwareDevelopmentTeamProductivity
Chapter6SoftwareDevelopmentTeamInnovation
Chapter7IndianSoftwareIndustry
Index
ABOUTTHEAUTHOR(s)
G. P. SUDHAKAR, PhD, is Faculty Member, ICFAI University Group, Hyderabad. He worked as a
consultant in IBM, Siemens, Wipro Technologies, Nokia and held both managerial and technical
positions in the IT industry. He has extensive experience in managing software projects, quality
management, business process reengineering, HRM and human aspects of project management. A
memberofAllIndiaManagementAssociation(AIMA),heisaProjectManagementProfessional(PMP)
certifiedbyProjectManagementInstitute,USA.
With over a decade of industrial experience, he has published many books and articles in leading
publications. His research areas include project management, general management, HR and
organisationalbehaviour,andconflictmanagementinprojectsandITindustry.

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