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On Time 3E: Software Project Management Practices and Techniques (Computer Science) Paperback – 24 May 2000

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Product details

  • Paperback: 364 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 3 edition (24 May 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471376442
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471376446
  • Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 2.1 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,552,737 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

A developer′s survival guide packed with real–life case

studies, tips, techniques, and best practices for completing software projects on time and within budget

Whether you work at a large or small company, this book will provide you with expert, down–in–the–trenches tips, techniques, and strategies to deliver a software project in a cost–effective and timely way. Real–life case studies let you learn from the mistakes as well as the successes of others. Author E. M. Bennatan zeroes in on proven methods for avoiding bottlenecks and overruns at every step in the software development cycle––from cost estimating to product delivery.

The Third Edition of this bestselling guide routes you directly to what you need to know about:
∗ Managing both small and large projects in a distributed environment
∗ Common development problems and how to avoid them
∗ Preparing estimates and proposals and bidding for contracts
∗ Managing teams for maximum quality and productivity
∗ Proven scheduling and project development planning techniques

New to this edition:
∗ How best to ensure an effective relationship with customers
∗ Risk management and disaster prevention
∗ The pros and cons of acquiring custom software from outside suppliers
∗ Managing multinational projects
∗ How to save time by reusing software components

About the Author

E. M. BENNATAN spent many years leading a multinational software design center for Motorola. He was also responsible for program management of Motorola′s High Availability Systems Corporate–wide Initiative. Bennatan has over twenty years′ experience in software development and software project management and is a member of the IEEE Computer Society and the ACM.

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The author is definitely not as witty as, say, Grady Booch or Steve McConnell and the book is not as glamorous as theirs. To be fair, it does not provide the same insight into the software development process, either. However, I did use a couple of suggestions from this book. In particular, I used the layout of the Technical Proposal and the cost estimation formulas, which is more than I can say of most books I have read on the subject (e.g., Object Solutions : Managing the Object-Oriented Project, which is nevertheless much more interesting). Not the ultimate book on project management, but the author does not claim he found the much-coveted silver bullet.
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By A Customer on 20 May 1999
Format: Paperback
This book is worth about $4.95. Dry and bland. Like so many college texts, what it needs is 10% theory and 90% real world examples. Don't buy this book unless you have to.
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Amazon.com: 3.4 out of 5 stars 13 reviews
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent S/W Project Management Book 12 Sept. 2000
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Format: Paperback
I had been using the second edition of On Time Within Budget but this third edition is a major improvement. Especially the epilog that gave me a great summary of how to implement the theories in the book. The book is excellent as a reference source and includes almost all the information I need to run a software project. I found the summaries at the end of each chapter to be a great help. The section on estimates is one of the most useful I have read anywhere. Only criticism is that it should be hardcover.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reference 17 Jun. 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a text based, pre-graphics, book. It doesn't have all the gee-whiz graphics of some of the new books on project management. It's down and dirty and gets to the point quickly. I consider this book a classic. I keep going back to it on a regular basis as a reference and follow some of Mr. Bennattan's recommendations.
I, too, didn't think much of the book when I first started but it is has grown on me quite a bit. It's concise and informative. Try the chapter on estimation, it serves as a good intro into estimation techniques.
Yes, "Rapid Development" is probably better but "On Time, Within Budget" is deserves it's place in your project management library.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reference Text 28 Feb. 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a great reference book -- I look up examples and methods regularly. I have been managing software development for several years and this is the first real project management book I have found that isn't full of sky-high theories. There are many down-to-earth ideas that I have implemented successfully. Risk Analysis (chapter 2) is a must, and Organizational Excellence (Chapter 10) should be read by every software organization (especially the opening anecdote). I really like the common sense epilogue -- If you don't do anything else do this. A classic.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good reference even for non-software managers 26 Mar. 2002
By Frank Byou - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I don't usually write reviews but I was prompted to do this one because I strongly disagree with a preceding review. I am an EE senior manager and software development had always been a mystery to me until I got hold of On Time, Within Budget. I particularly found the following chapters helpful: Chapter 1 which includes reasons for project success and failure, Chapter 2 on risk management and how to reduce the cost of risk events, Chapter 5 on the management of software engineers, and most especially the Epilogue on pulling it all together, which provides a great overall perspective.
This book is full of real-life examples; it was clearly written by someone who has been down in the trenches. This adds credibility to the methods described.
I have learned a lot from the book and I use it as a reference regularly.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book was adopted as the standard text by our company 17 Nov. 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I used On Time Within Budget at a post grad course last year on software project management (we switched mid-course from the 2nd edition to the 3rd). After the course I brought it to the attention of our Software Process Office at our company and in July it was adopted as the standard text to be used by all our project managers. In the last 4 months we have introduced risk analysis, standard status reporting, and stepwise estimation. We are planning to start preparing for an SEI assessment early next year. Everyone's guide is the Bennatan book (we are also now using the IEEE standards and the SEI CMM guideline books).
I don't think our company would have taken all this on without this book. It doesn't only suggest what to do it also explains why.
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