Getting Results from Software Development Teams

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Microsoft Press, May 6, 2010 - Computers - 304 pages

Learn best practices for software development project management—and lead your teams and projects to success. Dr. Lawrence Peters is an industry-recognized expert with decades of experience conducting research and leading real-world software projects. Beyond getting the best developers, equipment, budget, and timeline possible—Peters concludes that no factor is more critical to project success than the manager’s role. Drawing on proven practices from allied industries such as business, psychology, accounting, and law, he describes a broader project-management methodology—with principles that software managers can readily adapt to help increase their own effectiveness and the productivity of their teams. Unlike other books on the topic, this book focuses squarely on the manager—and shows how to get results without adopting philosophies from Genghis Khan or Machiavelli. (There is mention of Godzilla, however.) Packed with real-world examples and pragmatic advice, this book shows any software development manager—new or experienced—how to lead teams in delivering the right results for their business.

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About the author (2010)

Lawrence J. Peters, Ph.D., CSDP, has 40 years’ experience as a software engineering manager, developer, consultant, and instructor. He’s led more than a dozen multimillion-dollar software projects to success, and consults and trains for several Fortune 500 clients. He’s also written four books, developed a software engineering master’s program, and taught at several universities.