Titel: Applied Software Project Management
Autor/en: Andrew Stellman, Jennifer Greene
1, black & white illustrations.
O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
2. Dezember 2005 - kartoniert - 324 Seiten
"If you're looking for solid, easy-to-follow advice on estimation, requirements gathering, managing change, and more, you can stop now: this is the book for you."--Scott Berkun, Author of The Art of Project Management
What makes software projects succeed? It takes more than a good idea and a team of talented programmers. A project manager needs to know how to guide the team through the entire software project. There are common pitfalls that plague all software projects and rookie mistakes that are made repeatedly--sometimes by the same people! Avoiding these pitfalls is not hard, but it is not necessarily intuitive. Luckily, there are tried and true techniques that can help any project manager.
In Applied Software Project Management, Andrew Stellman and Jennifer Greene provide you with tools, techniques, and practices that you can use on your own projects right away. This book supplies you with the information you need to diagnose your team's situation and presents practical advice to help you achieve your goal of building better software.
* Planning a software project
* Helping a team estimate its workload
* Building a schedule
* Gathering software requirements and creating use cases
* Improving programming with refactoring, unit testing, and version control
* Managing an outsourced project
* Testing software
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 have worked in a wide range of industries, including finance, telecommunications, media, nonprofit, entertainment, natural-language processing, science, and academia. For more information about them and this book, visit stellman-greene.com
Tell Everyone the Truth All the Time
Trust Your Team
Review Everything, Test Everything
All Software Engineers Are Created Equal
Doing the Project Right Is Most Efficient
Part I: Tools and Techniques
Part II: Using Project Management Effectively
Part One. Tools and Techniques 1
Software Project Planning
Understand the Project Needs
Create the Project Plan
Diagnosing Project Planning Problems
Elements of a Successful Estimate
Wideband Delphi Estimation
Other Estimation Techniques
Diagnosing Estimation Problems
4. Project Schedules
Building the Project Schedule
Managing Multiple Projects
Use the Schedule to Manage Commitments
Diagnosing Scheduling Problems
Use Inspections to Manage Commitments
Diagnosing Review Problems
6. Software Requirements
Software Requirements Specification
Introduce Software Requirements Carefully
Diagnosing Software Requirements Problems
7. Design and Programming
Review the Design
Version Control with Subversion
Be Careful with Existing Projects
Diagnosing Design and Programming Problems
8. Software Testing
Test Plans and Test Cases
Defect Tracking and Triage
Test Environment and Performance Testing
Using Software Testing Effectively
Diagnosing Software Testing Problems
Part Two. Using Project Management Effectively
9. Understanding Change
Why Change Fails
How to Make Change Succeed
10. Management and Leadership
Do Everything Out in the Open
Manage the Organization
Manage Your Team
11. Managing an Outsourced Project
Prevent Major Sources of Project Failure
Management Issues in Outsourced Projects
Collaborate with the Vendor
12. Process Improvement
Life Without a Software Process
Software Process Improvement
Jennifer Greene, has spent the past 15 years or so building software for many different kinds of companies. She's worked for small start-ups and some huge companies along the way. She's built software test teams and helped lots of companies diagnose and deal with habitual process problems so that they could build better software. Since her start in software test and process definition, she's branched out into development management and project management. She's currently managing a big development team for a global media company and she's managed just about every aspect of software development through her career.
Jennifer founded Stellman & Greene Consulting with Andrew Stellman in 2003, initially to serve the scientific and academic community. They have worked in a wide range of industries including finance, telecommunications, media, non-profit, entertainment, natural language processing, science and academia. They do speaking engagements, provide training on development practices, manage teams, and build software. Together, they've written two highly acclaimed books on project management Head First PMP and Applied Software Project Management, Head First C#, and most recently just finished up Beautiful Teams.
For more information about Jennifer, Andrew Stellman, and their books, visit http://www.stellman-greene.com.
Andrew Stellman, despite being raised a New Yorker, has lived in Pittsburgh twice. The first time was when he graduated from Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science, and then again when he and Jenny were starting their consulting business and writing their first project management book for O'Reilly.
When he moved back to his hometown, his first job after college was as a programmer at EMI-Capitol Records--which actually made sense, since he went to LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and the Performing Arts to study cello and jazz bass guitar. He and Jenny first worked together at that same financial software company, where he was managing a team of programmers. He's since managed various teams of software engineers, requirements analysts, and led process improvement efforts.
Andrew keeps himself busy eating an enormous amount of string cheese and Middle Eastern desserts, playing music (but video games even more), studying taiji and aikido, having a girlfriend named Lisa, and owing a pomeranian.
For more information about Andrew, Jennifer Greene, and their books, visit http://www.stellman-greene.com.
photo by nisha sondhe