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4.0 out of 5 stars Partly out of Date but still Applicable, 14 Aug 2010
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Mr. Joel C. A. Cooney "Joel_C" (Glasgow, Scotland, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Creating a Software Engineering Culture (Hardcover)
I bought this on the recommendation of text on ["A well known on-line encyclopedia"] of all places. At 300+ large print pages (excluding appendices and references), it was a fairly quick read. Like all good modern reference books, it summarized the learnings at the end of each chapter and included handy "Culture Builders" and "Culture Killers" section for quick reference. As the title of the review implies, most of the teachings are still applicable to most software projects.

However, obviously it was written well before the Agile manifesto, the development and adoption of UML as the de-facto modeling standard and other big innovations in software development paradigm and methodology (and even the "web 2.0" concept), although the concept of iterative development is discussed at length. As such, one has to take it's conclusions in the light of that fact.

There are probably scores of more up to date texts covering similar territory, although I'm not sure if they'd be as easy to read and assimilate. Bearing in mind that I bought this one 2nd hand for effectively the cost of P&P, it's pretty good value for money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A guide to creating a healthy software organization, 17 Jan 1997
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This review is from: Creating a Software Engineering Culture (Hardcover)
Karl Wieger's book is exceptional in that is provides you
with ideas to improve the culture of the software
department. It provides culture builders, as well as those
nasty culture killers. It leaves you waiting for Monday
morning to use at least one of the practices you have read.

This is a MUST READ book for all software managers and
practitioners.
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