Managing and Leading Software Projects

Author: Richard E. Fairley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470405734
Category: Computers
Page: 512
View: 8167
The book is organized around basic principles of software project management: planning and estimating, measuring and controlling, leading and communicating, and managing risk. Introduces software development methods, from traditional (hacking, requirements to code, and waterfall) to iterative (incremental build, evolutionary, agile, and spiral). Illustrates and emphasizes tailoring the development process to each project, with a foundation in the fundamentals that are true for all development methods. Topics such as the WBS, estimation, schedule networks, organizing the project team, and performance reporting are integrated, rather than being relegating to appendices. Each chapter in the book includes an appendix that covers the relevant topics from CMMI-DEV-v1.2, IEEE/ISO Standards 12207, IEEE Standard 1058, and the PMI® Body of Knowledge. (PMI is a registered mark of Project Management Institute, Inc.)

A Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge (Pmbok Guide) Fifth Edition - Russian Translation

Author: Project Management Institute
Publisher: Project Management Institute
ISBN: 9781628250084
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 589
View: 1273
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) Fifth Edition reflects the collaboration and knowledge of working project managers and provides the fundamentals of project management as they apply to a wide range of projects. This internationally recognized standard gives project managers the essential tools to practice project management and deliver organizational results. A 10th Knowledge Area has been added; Project Stakeholder Management expands upon the importance of appropriately engaging project stakeholders in key decisions and activities. Project data information and information flow have been redefined to bring greater consistency and be more aligned with the Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom (DIKW) model used in the field of Knowledge Management. Four new planning processes have been added: Plan Scope Management, Plan Schedule Management, Plan Cost Management and Plan Stakeholder Management: These were created to reinforce the conc

Software Project Management

A Process-Driven Approach
Author: Ashfaque Ahmed
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439846561
Category: Computers
Page: 456
View: 8473
To build reliable, industry-applicable software products, large-scale software project groups must continuously improve software engineering processes to increase product quality, facilitate cost reductions, and adhere to tight schedules. Emphasizing the critical components of successful large-scale software projects, Software Project Management: A Process-Driven Approach discusses human resources, software engineering, and technology to a level that exceeds most university-level courses on the subject. The book is organized into five parts. Part I defines project management with information on project and process specifics and choices, the skills and experience needed, the tools available, and the human resources organization and management that brings it all together. Part II explores software life-cycle management. Part III tackles software engineering processes and the range of processing models devised by several domestic and international organizations. Part IV reveals the human side of project management with chapters on managing the team, the suppliers, and the customers themselves. Part V wraps up coverage with a look at the technology, techniques, templates, and checklists that can help your project teams meet and exceed their goals. A running case study provides authoritative insight and insider information on the tools and techniques required to ensure product quality, reduce costs, and meet project deadlines. Praise for the book: This book presents all aspects of modern project management practices ... includes a wealth of quality templates that practitioners can use to build their own tools. ... equally useful to students and professionals alike. —Maqbool Patel, PhD, SVP/CTO/Partner, Acuitec

Encyclopedia of Software Engineering Three-Volume Set (Print)

Author: Phillip A. Laplante
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351249258
Category: Computers
Page: 1522
View: 2500
Software engineering requires specialized knowledge of a broad spectrum of topics, including the construction of software and the platforms, applications, and environments in which the software operates as well as an understanding of the people who build and use the software. Offering an authoritative perspective, the two volumes of the Encyclopedia of Software Engineering cover the entire multidisciplinary scope of this important field. More than 200 expert contributors and reviewers from industry and academia across 21 countries provide easy-to-read entries that cover software requirements, design, construction, testing, maintenance, configuration management, quality control, and software engineering management tools and methods. Editor Phillip A. Laplante uses the most universally recognized definition of the areas of relevance to software engineering, the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK®), as a template for organizing the material. Also available in an electronic format, this encyclopedia supplies software engineering students, IT professionals, researchers, managers, and scholars with unrivaled coverage of the topics that encompass this ever-changing field. Also Available Online This Taylor & Francis encyclopedia is also available through online subscription, offering a variety of extra benefits for researchers, students, and librarians, including: Citation tracking and alerts Active reference linking Saved searches and marked lists HTML and PDF format options Contact Taylor and Francis for more information or to inquire about subscription options and print/online combination packages. US: (Tel) 1.888.318.2367; (E-mail) [email protected] International: (Tel) +44 (0) 20 7017 6062; (E-mail) [email protected]

Эффективный руководитель

Author: Питер Друкер
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5457198081
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 481
View: 538
В самой известной книге Питера Друкера поднимается тема эффективности работников умственного труда, приобретающих в современной организации статус руководителя, если в силу своего должностного положения или знаний они отвечают за работу, которая непосредственно влияет на способность данной организации функционировать и добиваться результатов. Чтобы стать эффективным руководителем, недостаточно быть умным и много трудиться. Чтобы быть эффективным, не требуется специальных навыков, талантов или склонностей. Чтобы работать эффективно, руководителю нужно выполнять определенные – причем довольно простые – правила, описанные и прокомментированные в этой книге. Сегодня эффективные руководители быстро превращаются в важнейший ресурс общества, а эффективность на руководящем посту становится насущной потребностью любого человека, нацеленного на успех, самореализацию и достижения – как того, кто только начинает работать, так и того, кто уже прошел определенный путь наверх по карьерной лестнице.

On Time Within Budget

Software Project Management Practices and Techniques
Author: E. M. Bennatan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 341
View: 9339
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

Applied Software Project Management

Author: Andrew Stellman,Jennifer Greene
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 0596009488
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 308
View: 2042
Provides information on planning and managing a software project.

Quality Software Project Management

Author: Robert T. Futrell,Donald F. Shafer,Linda Shafer
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional
ISBN: 9780130912978
Category: Computers
Page: 1639
View: 4708
Drawing on best practices identified at the Software Quality Institute and embodied in bodies of knowledge from the Project Management Institute, the American Society of Quality, IEEE, and the Software Engineering Institute, Quality Software Project Management teaches 34 critical skills that allow any manager to minimize costs, risks, and time-to-market. Written by leading practitioners Robert T. Futrell, Donald F. Shafer, and Linda I. Shafer, it addresses the entire project lifecycle, covering process, project, and people. It contains extensive practical resources-including downloadable checklists, templates, and forms.

Software Management

Author: Donald J. Reifer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471775622
Category: Computers
Page: 548
View: 6910
This Seventh Edition of Donald Reifer's popular, bestselling tutorial summarizes what software project managers need to know to be successful on the job. The text provides pointers and approaches to deal with the issues, challenges, and experiences that shape their thoughts and performance. To accomplish its goals, the volume explores recent advances in dissimilar fields such as management theory, acquisition management, globalization, knowledge management, licensing, motivation theory, process improvement, organization dynamics, subcontract management, and technology transfer. Software Management provides software managers at all levels of the organization with the information they need to know to develop their software engineering management strategies for now and the future. The book provides insight into management tools and techniques that work in practice. It also provides sufficient instructional materials to serve as a text for a course in software management. This new edition achieves a balance between theory and practical experience. Reifer systematically addresses the skills, knowledge, and abilities that software managers, at any level of experience, need to have to practice their profession effectively. This book contains original articles by leaders in the software management field written specifically for this tutorial, as well as a collection of applicable reprints. About forty percent of the material in this edition has been produced specifically for the tutorial. Contents: * Introduction * Life Cycle Models * Process Improvement * Project Management * Planning Fundamentals * Software Estimating * Organizing for Success * Staffing Essentials * Direction Advice * Visibility and Control * Software Risk Management * Metrics and Measurement * Acquisition Management * Emerging Management Topics "The challenges faced by software project managers are the gap between what the customers can envision and the reality on the ground and how to deal with the risks associated with this gap in delivering a product that meets requirements on time and schedule at the target costs. This tutorial hits the mark by providing project managers, practitioners, and educators with source materials on how project managers can effectively deal with this risk." -Dr. Kenneth E. Nidiffer, Systems & Software Consortium, Inc. "The volume has evolved into a solid set of foundation works for anyone trying to practice software management in a world that is increasingly dependent on software release quality, timeliness, and productivity." -Walker Royce, Vice President, IBM Software Services-Rational

Knowledge-Based Software Engineering

Proceedings of the Tenth Joint Conference on Knowledge-Based Software Engineering
Author: Maria Virvou
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 161499093X
Category: Computers
Page: 326
View: 4622
As knowledge-based software engineering matures and increasingly automates the software engineering life cycle, software engineering resources are shifting towards knowledge acquisition and the automated reuse of expert knowledge for developing software artifacts. This book summarizes the work and new research results presented at the Tenth Joint Conference on Knowledge-based Software Engineering (JCKBSE 2012), held on the island of Rhodes, Greece, in August 2012. The biennial Joint Conference on Knowledge-Based Software Engineering brings together researchers and practitioners to share ideas on the foundations, techniques, tools, and applications of knowledge-based software engineering theory and practice. Topics addressed include theoretical foundations, practical techniques, software tools, applications and/or experience reports in knowledge-based software engineering. This book is published in the subseries Knowledge-Based Intelligent Engineering Systems (KBIES).

Managing Complex Projects

A New Model
Author: Kathleen B. Hass,Kathleen B. Hass PMP
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 152309673X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 330
View: 7031
For organizations to thrive, indeed to survive, in today's global economy, we must find ways to dramatically improve the performance of large-scale projects. Applying the concepts of complexity theory can complement conventional project management approaches and enable us to adapt to the unrelenting change that we ignore at our own peril. Managing Complex Projects: A New Model offers an innovative way of looking at projects and treating them as complex adaptive systems. Applying the principles of complexity thinking will enable project managers and leadership teams to manage large-scale initiatives successfully. • Explore how complexity thinking can be used to find new, creative ways to think about and manage projects • Diagnose complexity on a wide range of projects — from small, independent, short projects to highly complex, longer projects • Understand and manage the complexity of the business problem, opportunity, solution, and other dimensions that come into play when managing large-scale efforts Use the Project Complexity Model to determine the most effective approach to managing all aspects of a project based on the level of complexity involved.

Leading Successful PMOs

How to Build the Best Project Management Office for Your Business
Author: Mr Peter Taylor
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409459225
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 206
View: 3652
Many organizations profit hugely by utilizing a Project Management Office (PMO); it means they achieve benefits from standardizing and following project management policies, processes, and methods. However, building an effective PMO is a complex process; it requires clear vision and strong leadership so that, over time, it will become the source for guidance, documentation, and metrics related to the practices involved in managing and implementing projects. Leading Successful PMOs will guide all project based organizations, and project managers who contribute to and benefit from a PMO, towards maximizing their project success. In it, Peter Taylor outlines the basics of setting up a PMO and clearly explains how to ensure it will do exactly what you need it to do – the right things, in the right way, in the right order, with the right team.

Architecture-centric Software Project Management

A Practical Guide
Author: Daniel J. Paulish
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780201734096
Category: Computers
Page: 284
View: 5246
Many software luminaries believe that architecture is the most crucial element to success in software development. This text links software architecture and project management, providing practical techniques that speed time to market, improve performance, and reduce risk.

Agile Thinking: Leading Successful Software Projects and Teams

Author: N.A
ISBN: 0557015812
Page: N.A
View: 4830

Simplified Project Management for the Quality Professional

Managing Small and Medium-sized Projects
Author: Russ Westcott
Publisher: ASQ Quality Press
ISBN: 087389636X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 234
View: 4819
Project management is an essential part of successful organizations, and a skill that most professionals will need at some point in their career. Successfully managing a project can be a make or break point in one s career and is often the impetus for future job-promotions. Simplified Project Management for the Quality Professional was written to help guide new project managers in their efforts. This book focuses on explaining the skills and tools needed by those just beginning to lead projects and teams. Beginning by developing basic guidelines for each project, the book then takes you through the basics of planning, implementing, managing and closing a project. it discusses how to envision the project outcome and the important aspect of obtaining upper-management buy-in, and then provides guidance on the implementation of the project and the tracking and measuring of progress. Finally, the book provides guidelines for evaluating, documenting, and closing down the project. Review a sample Webinar presentation about this book by the author by clicking here. Preview a sample chapter from this book along with the full table of contents by clicking here. You will need Adobe Acrobat to view this pdf file.

Managing Iterative Software Development Projects

Author: Kurt Bittner,Ian Spence
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780132702560
Category: Computers
Page: 640
View: 4493
The Practical, Start-to-Finish Guide to Planning and Leading Iterative Software Projects Iterative processes have gained widespread acceptance because they help software developers reduce risk and cost, manage change, improve productivity, and deliver more effective, timely solutions. But conventional project management techniques don’t work well in iterative projects, and newer iterative management techniques have been poorly documented. Managing Iterative Software Development Projects is the solution: a relentlessly practical guide to planning, organizing, estimating, staffing, and managing any iterative project, from start to finish. Leading iterative development experts Kurt Bittner and Ian Spence introduce a proven, scalable approach that improves both agility and control at the same time, satisfying the needs of developers, managers, and the business alike. Their techniques are easy to understand, and easy to use with any iterative methodology, from Rational Unified Process to Extreme Programming to the Microsoft Solutions Framework. Whatever your role–team leader, program manager, project manager, developer, sponsor, or user representative–this book will help you Understand the key drivers of success in iterative projects Leverage “time boxing” to define project lifecycles and measure results Use Unified Process phases to facilitate controlled iterative development Master core concepts of iterative project management, including layering and evolution Create project roadmaps, including release plans Discover key patterns of risk management, estimation, organization, and iteration planning Understand what must be controlled centrally, and what you can safely delegate Transition smoothly to iterative processes Scale iterative project management from the smallest to the largest projects Align software investments with the needs of the business Whether you are interested in software development using RUP, OpenUP, or other agile processes, this book will help you reduce the anxiety and cost associated with software improvement by providing an easy, non-intrusive path toward improved results–without overwhelming you and your team.

Managing Complex Projects

Author: International Institute for Learning,Harold Kerzner,Carl Belack
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470927984
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 416
View: 2365
The application of project management techniques is considered standard practice in today's business environment. What is not widely known is that the learning gap separating good project management from exceptional project management is not as great as one might think—yet, the difference in the return on value can be quite significant. Many factors determine how projects are approached, such as rapid shifts in technology, a fluctuating market, changes in a business's organizational structure, and politics. As these forces add to a project's complexity and duration, project managers must develop strategies that allow them to think outside the box and create new on-the-go methodologies. Managing Complex Projects delivers the tools necessary to take on an unpredictable economy with an adaptable battle plan proven to meet the differing needs of an ever-expanding set of partners and stakeholders involved in a project. This book shows how to solve some of the issues facing today's project manager, including: Dealing with multiple virtual teams located around the world Working with partners and stakeholders that may have limited project management tools and experience Adjusting to long-term projects in which the stakeholders may change Managing projects where stated goals and objectives differ among stakeholders This book shows how companies such as IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, and Siemens are exploring new avenues to aid them in taking on complex projects by combining "hard" skills, such as risk management and scheduling, with "soft" skills that focus on interpersonal communication. Managing Complex Projects serves as a lifesaver for time-crunched project managers looking for new ways to maximize their efforts.

От хорошего к великому

Author: N.A
Publisher: SSE
ISBN: 5315000575
Page: N.A
View: 9131

Managing Global Software Projects

Author: Ramesh
Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 0070598975
Page: N.A
View: 8981
Managing Global Software Projects about the three dimensions of Software Project Management people, process and technology and the interactions between them, particularly when the team is geographically distributed. The book focuses on the following:1. Project management issues that confront global and distributed teams2. A fair balance across the three dimensions people, process and technology contributing to the success of geographically distributed teams3. Practical examples of the things that work and the common pitfalls4. Descriptive frameworks rather than prescriptive formulae5. Coverage of some of the issues vital for a project s success, for example the skill set required for each function, business significance of process models, etc.This book also covers the key practice areas of CMM and the 20 clauses of ISO-9001.