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Principles of Software Engineering Management [Paperback]

Tom Gilb , Susannah Finzi
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1 Jan 1988 0201192462 978-0201192469 1
This book is designed to help software engineers and project managers to understand and solve the problems involved in developing complex software systems. It provides practical guidelines and tools for managing the technical and organizational aspects of software engineering projects.

Part One explains the critical success factors for software, and introduces methods including:

specification (using results-oriented quality and resource metricsfinding and evaluating solutioevolutionary planning and deliverinspection for quality and productivity
Part Two gives detailed guidelines for implementing those methods, using a case study as an example throughout. Part Three shows in detail how the methods can improve productivity, reliability, estimation, deadline pressure, and motivation. It concludes with a set of 'Software Engineering Templates' showing how to quantify software qualities, and further case studies illustrating inspection experience and production planning.


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  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley; 1 edition (1 Jan 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0201192462
  • ISBN-13: 978-0201192469
  • Product Dimensions: 23.3 x 15.7 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 157,187 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Add this to your bookshelf 18 Feb 1997
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Gilb introduces three ideas that may not be new, but
extremely useful for software projects. Evolutionary
delivery, or delivering small parts all the time, while
getting feedback; formal inspections, which will save
time and hassle; attribute specifications, to help you
set a clear goal. I guarantee that this book will see
software in a fresh, new perspective!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but limited 26 Jun 1998
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Gilb covers only a small portion of "Software Engineering Management" in detail. Other important issues are either not addressed at all or receive only cursory treatment. Still, what it does go into depth about it usually well thought out and makes imminent sense. I'd say it's worth reading, but it may be a bit expensive for it's narrowness.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good discussion of evolutionary development 19 May 1998
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book covers three main topics: evolutionary development, requirements management, and inspections. A good introduction to all three, but if you plan on trying evolutionary development, I also suggest reading the pertinent sections of Rapid Development by Steve McConnell.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still a standard after 20 years 8 Jun 2009
By Bruce
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Gilb's principles of software engineering management is a forerunner and influencial book to the agile software development revolution. When you read this you see all the parts that you recognise from elsewhere, plus learn how to measure your success using impact estimation tables. This book is all about incremental iteration and, even if you've read his newer comparative engineering book, you'll still find lots of useful details here, which are not in the other book. This book is delivered in a a more relaxed manner, and also covers a few useful aspects such as interfaces, and antecedents of the agile perspective in the literature, which is rather nice. Definately one you should pick up and read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Sound ideas, but tedious to read 29 Sep 1999
By Arno Schaefer - Published on Amazon.com
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I found this book hard to read. I often had to force myself to read further, although the ideas and principles described are important and should be required knowledge of any software engineer and SE manager (which does not mean that they necessarily apply to all projects).
The book contains endless redundancy and lots of hard to understand details of projects the author has worked on. One chapter even contains excerpts from other books and articles that confirm the author's views - as though the author feared he hadn't been convincing enough (that wasn't the problem).
In summary, the book should have had half the length and that would have still covered the same content. It might be interesting to readers new to the principles of evolutionary delivery, measurable attribte objectives, and inspection.
15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the best book on software development I have read 19 Sep 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Firstly, don't let the title put you off -this book is relevant to a lot of people who wouldn't call themselves "sofware engineers" or "managers" - it's also highly relevant to systems analysts / designers & just about any sort of IT consultant, amongst others.
What separates this from most other books on software development is that just about every page is obviously written by someone who has been there and done it (recently), not just talked about it. The main ideas of the book (evolutionary delivery, defining ojectives as either "functional" or "attributes" ) may not seem revolutionary, but apply it and it could revolutionise your project and maybe career. No IT book I've ever has ever affected my own work so profoundly.
It's also well written and exceptionally well laid out. More please, Tom!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A project management epiphany 3 April 2009
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Don't let the publishing date of this book fool you. This is a timeless reference in the art of requirements management and software inspections. It was an epiphany for me as a young software project manager in the late 80's, and it is still on my bookshelf today. It was written by a project manager who has "walked the walk". As another reviewer alluded, this book positively reeks with credibility and real-world experience. And the scope of its requirements management methodology is much wider than just software development -- it can be applied to virtually any project management discipline. Most failed projects were doomed from the start by their faulty requirements management or complete lack thereof. If every budding project manager read this book and practiced this methodology, the world would be a better place. Strong words, but read the book and see if it isn't true. You might also visit the [...] website -- lots of good stuff there, and a lot of it is free.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book On Software Engineering 30 Aug 2007
By Joao Cortez - Published on Amazon.com
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This book covers two very important software engineering topics: the unambiguous specification of business goals and product specification and on evolutionary project management. It also covers the Fagan inspections process which is one of the most powerful techniques in software development. If you like this book, you should also consider the book "Competitive Engineering" by the same author.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but limited 26 Jun 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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Gilb covers only a small portion of "Software Engineering Management" in detail. Other important issues are either not addressed at all or receive only cursory treatment. Still, what it does go into depth about it usually well thought out and makes imminent sense. I'd say it's worth reading, but it may be a bit expensive for it's narrowness.
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