Planning Smarter: Creating Blueprint-quality Software Specifications

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Prentice Hall Professional, 2002 - Computers - 208 pages
Planning Smarter demystifies the software planning process, cuts out the fluff -- and shows exactly how to create higher-quality, more useful specifications -- with less complexity, and less work! Tyson Gill offers a complete blueprint for improving the quality of your software specifications, reducing errors and omissions, simplifying planning, and creating specifications that are far more likely to lead to successful software. Planning Smarter will help senior managers and clients gain a stronger understanding of the factors associated with successful software development -- and it will give planners, architects, project managers and developers specific techniques they can use to build specifications that work. The accompanying CD-ROM contains Software Blueprinter, a powerful specification development tool that embodies all of the principles in this book. For every software engineer, project manager, planner, architect, analyst, developer, and client who wants to create better specifications for building more successful software.
 

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Contents

Understanding the Planning Process
9
Improving the Planning Process
29
The Role of Communication in Planning
57
Strategies to Support Effective Planning
75
Software Process Models
107
Planning Metadata
113
Software and Beyond
129
The Software Blueprinter Application
145
Wrap Up
165
References
191
Index
203
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About the author (2002)

TYSON GILL is senior consultant with Solutions Consulting Group, in San Diego, CA. He also teaches Visual Basic and Microsoft .Net programming at the University of California, San Diego. He has contributed to several books and is author of the highly regarded Visual Basic 6: Error Coding and Layering (Prentice Hall PTR).

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