Effective Software Project Management

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 29, 2010 - Computers - 672 pages
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Why another book on software project management?


For some time, the fields of project management, computer science, and software development have been growing rapidly and concurrently. Effective support for the enterprise demands the merging of these efforts into a coordinated discipline, one that incorporates best practices from both systems development and project management life cycles. Robert K. Wysocki creates that discipline in this book--a ready reference for professionals and consultants as well as a textbook for students of computer information systems and project management.

By their very nature, software projects defy a "one size fits all" approach. In these pages you will learn to apply best-practice principles while maintaining the flexibility that's essential for successful software development.

Learn how to make the planning process fit the need
* Understand how and why software development must be planned on a certainty-to-uncertainty continuum
* Categorize your projects on a four-quadrant model
* Learn when to use each of the five SDPM strategies--Linear, Incremental, Iterative, Adaptive, and Extreme
* Explore the benefits of each strategic model and what types of projects it supports best
* Recognize the activities that go into the Scoping, Planning, Launching, Monitoring/Controlling, and Closing phases of each strategy
* Apply this knowledge to the specific projects you manage
* Get a clear picture of where you are and how to get where you want to go
 

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Contents

Introduction
xxxiii
Part One The Evolving State of ESPM
1
SDPM Roadmap
35
Part Two Linear ESPM
61
The Linear SDPM Scoping Phase
77
The Linear SDPM Planning Phase
93
The Linear SDPM Launching Phase
103
The Linear SDPM Monitoring and Controlling Phase
111
The Adaptive SDPM Planning Phase
309
The Adaptive SDPM Launching Phase
321
The Adaptive SDPM Monitoring and Controlling Phase
329
The Adaptive SDPM Closing Phase
339
The Adaptive SDPM Strategy Summary
347
Part Six Extreme ESPM
353
The Extreme SDPM Scoping Phase
371
The Extreme SDPM Planning Phase
381

The Linear SDPM Closing Phase
121
The Linear SDPM Strategy Summary
127
Part Three Incremental ESPM
133
The Incremental SDPM Scoping Phase
145
The Incremental SDPM Planning Phase
157
The Incremental SDPM Launching Phase
169
The Incremental SDPM Monitoring and Controlling Phase
177
The Incremental SDPM Closing Phase
185
The Incremental SDPM Strategy Summary
195
Part Four Iterative ESPM
201
The Iterative SDPM Scoping Phase
219
The Iterative SDPM Planning Phase
229
The Iterative SDPM Launching Phase
239
The Iterative SDPM Monitoring and Controlling Phase
249
The Iterative SDPM Closing Phase
261
The Iterative SDPM Strategy Summary
273
Part Five Adaptive ESPM
279
Adaptive Software Development
295
The Adaptive SDPM Scoping Phase
301
The Extreme SDPM Launching Phase
389
The Extreme SDPM Monitoring and Controlling Phase
395
The Extreme SDPM Closing Phase
403
The Extreme SDPM Strategy Summary
411
Part Seven In Summary
417
Where Do You Want To Go and How Can You Get There?
449
Appendix A Whats on the Web Site?
461
The Project Overview Statement
473
Requirements Gathering
479
Appendix E The Work Breakdown Structure
499
Appendix F Estimation
511
Appendix G The Project Network Diagram
519
Appendix H The Resource Schedule
531
Organizing the Project Team
537
Appendix J Project Performance Reporting
545
Appendix K Business Process Flow Diagramming
571
Index
589
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ROBERT K. WYSOCKI, PHD, is a veteran consultant, trainer, and information systems manager with more than 40 years in the field. He is the author of the bestselling Effective Project Management: Traditional, Adaptive, Extreme, Third Edition (Wiley) and 13 other books. His client list includes AT&T, Eli Lilly & Co., the Czechoslovakian government, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

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