Software Project Management: A Unified Framework

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Addison-Wesley, 1998 - Computers - 406 pages
Description This book provides a clear and provocative discussion of the economics, metrics, and management strategies necessary to plan and execute a software project successfully. Royce discusses, with refreshing candor, some of the fads, follies, and excesses of the software industry, clearly differentiating proven techniques and obsolete methods. Paired with this insightful examination are compelling arguments for new management approaches that are sure to stimulate debate. The relative impacts of these new techniques are quantified through simple economic analyses, common sense, and anecdotal evidence. The resulting framework strikes a pragmatic balance between theory and practice that can be readily applied in today's challenging development environment. An extensive case study analysis of a large-scale, million-line project deployed successfully on schedule and under budget using these methods further illustrates their application.

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Walker Royceis a Vice President and General Manager at Rational Software Corporation. During the past two decades at Rational and TRW he has performed in roles ranging from coder, designer, integrator, cost estimator, and trainer to software architect, project manager, product manager, R&D manager, technical fellow, and principal consultant.


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