The Economics of Iterative Software Development: Steering Toward Better Business Results
Results-Based Software Management: Achieve Better Outcomes with Finite Resources
Effective software development is no longer merely an IT concern: today, it is crucial to the entire enterprise. However, most businesspeople are not ready to make informed decisions about software initiatives. The Economics of Iterative Software Development: Steering Toward Better Business Results will prepare them. Drawing on decades of software development and business experience, the authors demonstrate how to utilize practical, economics-based techniques to plan and manage software projects for maximum return on technology investments.
The authors begin by dispelling widespread myths about software costs, explaining why traditional, “engineering-based” software management introduces unacceptable inefficiencies in today’s development environments. Next, they show business and technical managers how to combine the principles of economics and iterative development to achieve optimal results with limited resources. Using their techniques, readers will learn how to build systems that enable maximum business innovation and process improvement—and implement software processes that allow them to do so consistently.
The Economics of Iterative Software Development: Steering Toward Better Business Results will help both business and technical managers make better decisions throughout the software development process—and it will help team and project leaders keep any project or initiative on track, so they can deliver more value faster.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BenLinders - LibraryThing
The book covers iterative development, and how companies can apply it. It didn't give me real new insights or ideas. Also, in a book with "economics" in the title I would expect more data or examples on how to define the business case for iterative development. Read full review
economics of software for managersUser Review - Jeanne Boyarsky - Borders
The title of “The Economics of Iterative Software Development – Steering Toward Better Business Results” jumped out at me since I'm a software developer at a bank. Software and economics in the same ... Read full review
A Practical View of Software Development Metrics
What to Measure in the Inception Phase
What to Measure in the Elaboration and Construction Phases
What to Measure in the Transition Phase
Measuring Projects Embedded in Programs
Appendix Getting Started with Iterative Project Management
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Walker Royce,Kurt Bittner,Mike Perrow
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