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The IT Professional's Bookshelf

Keith Watson
 
Modern Structured Analysis (Yourdon press computing series)
Modern Structured Analysis (Yourdon press computing series)
"A good introduction to the basic of systems analysis and design"
Introduction to the Personal Software Process (SEI)
Introduction to the Personal Software Process (SEI)
"Where anyone who wants to understand what creating good software is really about should start"
GUI Bloopers: Don'ts and Do's for Software Developers and Web Designers (Interactive Technologies)
GUI Bloopers: Don'ts and Do's for Software Developers and Web Designers (Interactive Technologies)
"one of the best books about designing the human-computer interface I know"
Object-Oriented Technology: A Manager's Guide (Object Technology a Managers Handbook)
Object-Oriented Technology: A Manager's Guide (Object Technology a Managers Handbook)
"If you want to learn about object oriented design this is the one :o)"
Design patterns : elements of reusable object-oriented software
Design patterns : elements of reusable object-oriented software
"This one can be hard work but it does make buiding OO software that much easier"
Configuration Management: The Changing Image
Configuration Management: The Changing Image
"Sadly now out of print, but quite simply the best book on the subject of software CM in the world ever!"
UML Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language (Object Technology Series)
UML Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language (Object Technology Series)
"If you want to know about UML, this is the one you need (for starters anyway :o) )"
The CRC Card Book (Series in Object-oriented Software Engineering)
The CRC Card Book (Series in Object-oriented Software Engineering)
"The CRC method can be a good way of involving non-IT profesionals in OO analysis and design."
Project Leadership
Project Leadership
"The only book I've ever read that deals with the realities of project management"
The Mythical Man-month: Essays on Software Engineering
The Mythical Man-month: Essays on Software Engineering
"Before you ever create any sort of software project plan you need to read this"
Measures for Excellence: Reliable Software On Time, Within Budget (Yourdon Press Computing Series)
Measures for Excellence: Reliable Software On Time, Within Budget (Yourdon Press Computing Series)
"An excellent book for anyone who has to estimate resources/timescales for software development"
Quality is Free: The Art of Making Quality Certain (Signet Shakespeare)
Quality is Free: The Art of Making Quality Certain (Signet Shakespeare)
"Required reading for anyone who wants to deliver quality services and products"
Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams
Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams
"If you're managing a software development team this book will tell you why you're doing such a crap job. If you're on a software development team this book will tell you why your manager is crap."
Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source Revolution
Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source Revolution
"If you are involved in software development (or intend to be), you need to read this.  This is where the software world is heading."
The Cathedral & the Bazaar
The Cathedral & the Bazaar
"Look, just read it. OK."