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Applied Software Project Management Paperback – 28 Nov 2005
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From the Publisher
Whether you're starting a software project from scratch, or fixing an ailing one, this handy guide is your ticket to success. Written by a group of seasoned project managers, Applied Software Project Management provides essential project management tools, techniques, and practices-all designed to eliminate the frustrating cycle of releases and patches. Ideal for anyone on a project team.
About the Author
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 formed Stellman & Greene Consulting in 2003, with a focus on project management, software development, management consulting and software process improvement. They have worked in a wide range of industries, including finance, telecommunications, media, non-profit, entertainment, natural language processing, science and academia. For more information about them and this book, visit http://www.stellman-greene.com.
Jennifer Greene has managed quality assurance teams at multiple software organizations. Her project experience spans many domains, including academic research, financial services and analysis, natural language processing and grants management. She has been responsible for leading process improvement efforts as well as implementing best practices in defect prevention. She is currently leading a major software test outsourcing effort for MicroEdge.
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Having read a few too many books on software development management, this book had a bunch of good ideas on how to achieve that ever elusive 'quality' we are all looking for. That being said, easier said than done...
I asked a colleague of mine to read this book, as this person is one of those know-it-all technology people who think that they are the only ones on the planet that can take data from a database and display it on a web page. (I thought God-complexes only applied to Doctors that looked like Alec Baldwin). To my delight, this person was so much easier to deal with after reading this book. (Sometimes it takes people to read a 3rd parties' ideas because they refuse to believe a co-worker might have a good one).
I am now planning on lending my copy to a very-special member of executive management who can't seem to grasp why 'it takes so long' for new versions of software to be released. (Like we are baking cookies or something).
It would have been nice if the book touched on ROI analysis and long term costing models/analysis of projects. In my eyes, the best software project is the one that gets shot down before even starting. Maybe a chapter on this in edition 2?
One section I had issue with was the concept of "all software engineers are created equal"... I simply don't buy it. On almost every project I have been on there have been "heavy lifters" that ultimately carry the project. Every team has their star.
Despite some of the utopian thoughts, I still give this book 5 stars and a must read for anyone that is a stakeholder on a large software project.