Software by Numbers: Low-Risk, High-Return Development

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Prentice Hall Professional, 2003 - Computers - 190 pages
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- Opens the black box of methodologies and demonstrates that software development is fundamentally a value creation process - Covers new and radical approaches to software development that respond to business demands for shorter investment periods and increased agility - Provides software engineers tools for understanding enterprise-level value creation and managing financial objectives
 

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Contents

Software Development after dotcom
1
The New ROI
13
Identifying and Valuing Marketable Features
27
Incremental Architecture
43
IFM Sequencing Strategies
61
MMF Categories and Parallel Development
79
Managing Intangibles
89
IFM and the Unified
103
IFM and Agile Development
121
Informed Decision Making
145
A Case Study IFM in Action
159
Appendix A
183
Appendix B
186
Index
187
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About the author (2003)

MARK DENNE is the Global Business Development Manager for Sun Microsystems' Java Centers, Sun's Java consultancy business. He managed the Java Center in New York City, leading architects working with financial services, media, and retail clients. He was Sun's chief architect for Citibank's financial services portal, voted the world's best online banking portal by Forbes and Yahoo! As head of software R&D for Computer Automation Europe, he invented the SABRE business-oriented 4GL.

DR. JANE CLELAND-HUANG is Assistant Professor at DePaul University's School of Computer Science, Telecommunications, and Information Systems, and Associate Director of DePaul's Institute for Software Engineering. Her research interests include process models, requirements engineering, and traceability. She currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses at DePaul, supervises an active research program, and has published several papers in leading research journals.

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