Succeeding with Objects: Decision Frameworks for Project Management

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Addison-Wesley, 1995 - Computers - 542 pages
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If you are a project manager, or a member of a project team incorporating object-oriented technology into a software development project, you need to read this book.
Filled with advice distilled from the authors' experience in the creation and use of object-oriented technology, Succeeding with Objects is an invaluable guide to the decision processes inherent in successful software development using object-oriented technology. The focus of the book is on you - the developer, project manager, or IS executive. It assumes that you want to apply object-oriented technology to real-world problems and to integrate this technology into the software development culture of your organization successfully. Case studies of object-oriented software projects and the direct personal experience of the authors from the basis for the decision frameworks presented. Using these frameworks, you will be able to develop your own coherent and successful management plan, tailored to your organization.
Succeeding with Objects provides practical advice on how to incorporate object-oriented technology in software development projects based upon experience in real-life projects; covers all aspects of process models, project planning and control, software development environments, measurement, training, and systematic reuse and introduces ten decision frameworks used to develop a project management strategy, leveraged by object-oriented technology.

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Introduction to Principles Maxims and Decision Frameworks
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Establish Project Goals and Objectives
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About Adele Goldberg

Adele Goldberg is Chairman and Founder of ParcPlace Systems, Inc., a major vendor of software development systems based on object-oriented technology. Before founding ParcPlace, she spent 14 years as laboratory manager and researcher at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, and authored the seminal books on the Smalltalk-80 programming system. Dr. Goldberg received the ACM 1987 Systems Software Award and PC Magazine's 1990 Lifetime Achievement Award for her significant contributions to the personal computer industry. She is Past President and a Fellow of the ACM.

Kenneth S. Rubin is Manager of Methodology Department at ParcPlace Systems Inc., where he leads the creation of the Object Behavior Analysis method and tools products. As a former manager of ParcPlace Professional Services Department, he directed the company's consulting and training business. Mr. Rubin has over 10 years' experience consulting with and managing software development projects that have successfully applied object-oriented technology.



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