Essentials of Software Project Management, second edition by Richard Bechtold

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Leading-edge Project Management Strategies for Software Projects!

Traditional project management rules do not apply in the software world. Software projects tend to operate in a state of crisis more so than other project types. Accordingly, Essentials of Software Project Management, second edition provides guidance for planning and managing a software project, as well as critical advice for regaining control of a project that has been overwhelmed by events. The latest edition of this valuable project management resource will help you:

-Create a comprehensive and effective project plan
-Recognize the early warnings that a software project is heading off track so you can redirect it
-Gather the right people and tools to ensure project success
-Plan, track, and control a software project at each critical stage
-Manage software defects to deliver products that meet or exceed quality objectives
-Conduct software reviews, walkthroughs, and inspections to spot problems before they turn into crises
-Develop complex systems and manage testing of COTS-intensive systems
-Implement quality frameworks and international standards
-Recover software projects that are suffering from lack of control

Essentials of Software Project Management, second edition provides real-world strategies to ensure your software projects are ultimately more organized and less frantic!


Chapter 1: Project Management in the Software Development Environment
Chapter 2: Selecting the Best Processes
Chapter 3: Developing Plans
Chapter 4: Product Management
Chapter 5: Product Quality Management
Chapter 6: Acquisition Management
Chapter 7: Process Management
Chapter 8: Iterative Estimation and Development of Complex Systems
Chapter 9: Managing Defects Using Diagnostic Software Architectures
Chapter 10: Managing Testing of COTS-Intensive Systems
Chapter 11: Implementing Quality Frameworks and International Standards
Chapter 12: Diagnosing Project Control Effectiveness
Chapter 13: External Software Capability Audits
Chapter 14: Recovering Projects from Insufficient Control
Chapter 15: Recovering Projects from Excessive Control
Chapter 16: Recovering Projects from Inappropriate Control
Chapter 17: Sustaining the Recovery


About Richard Bechtold

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Richard Bechtold, Ph.D., founder and president of Abridge Technology in Ashburn, Virginia, USA has 26 years' experience developing and managing complex software systems, architectures and environments. He is also an adjunct faculty member at George Mason University, USA.
Published January 1, 1999 by Management Concepts Inc. 409 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology.