Better Software Project Management

Author: Marsha D. Lewin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471395553
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A complete guide to piloting a software project to success-on time and within budget This book provides novice software project managers, software developers, and anyone delivering reusable software with strategies for mastering the basics of directing a software project. Well-known management consultant Marsha Lewin uses a "been there, done that" approach designed to solve on-the-job problems quickly and efficiently. Learn how to get a project in motion immediately in the first chapter's "quick start" tutorial. This comprehensive overview outlines the ins and outs of software project management, including the expectations for a project manager, defining the project, satisfying critical needs, and leading and monitoring your team. These aspects of managing small- to medium-sized project types are detailed in the same lively, colloquial style that demystifies the complexities of the discipline. The author equips you with the tools to concurrently satisfy the triple constraints of schedule, budget, and quality within the context of risk management, and highlights potential pitfalls and their solutions to assure repeated success. To help you get under way and stay ahead, supplemental, ready-to-use forms, formats, and checklists are included, along with information on: ? Use of resources, including people and budget, the quality of software developed, and the costs and risks ? Political and technical issues affecting project success ? Risk management methodology ? Shaping yourself as a leader ? Software development methodologies, from traditional life cycle to prototyping, and how they relate to software project management ? Testing and its role in project management Dozens of real-world examples and diagrams, together with a comprehensive bibliography and glossary, render Better Software Project Management a crucial resource for anyone responsible for keeping software projects within budget and on schedule.

Software Project Management

Author: Ashfaque Ahmed
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439846561
Format: PDF, Mobi
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To build reliable, industry-applicable software products, large-scale software project groups must continuously improve software engineering processes to increase product quality, facilitate cost reductions, and adhere to tight schedules. Emphasizing the critical components of successful large-scale software projects, Software Project Management: A Process-Driven Approach discusses human resources, software engineering, and technology to a level that exceeds most university-level courses on the subject. The book is organized into five parts. Part I defines project management with information on project and process specifics and choices, the skills and experience needed, the tools available, and the human resources organization and management that brings it all together. Part II explores software life-cycle management. Part III tackles software engineering processes and the range of processing models devised by several domestic and international organizations. Part IV reveals the human side of project management with chapters on managing the team, the suppliers, and the customers themselves. Part V wraps up coverage with a look at the technology, techniques, templates, and checklists that can help your project teams meet and exceed their goals. A running case study provides authoritative insight and insider information on the tools and techniques required to ensure product quality, reduce costs, and meet project deadlines. Praise for the book: This book presents all aspects of modern project management practices ... includes a wealth of quality templates that practitioners can use to build their own tools. ... equally useful to students and professionals alike. —Maqbool Patel, PhD, SVP/CTO/Partner, Acuitec

Successful Project Management

Author: Milton D. Rosenau
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118276906
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Fourth Edition of this internationally bestseller details the quick and easy way to master the basics of project management. Using a lively, conversational style, project management gurus Mickey Rosenau and Gregory Githens equip readers with fundamental principles and "tested-in-the-trenches" techniques for managing projects in any type of organization. They arm readers with easy-to-use tools for resolving any technical, mechanical, or personnel problem that may arise over the course of a project and break project management down into twenty-two chronological steps. Extensively revised and updated, this Fourth Edition examines the role of integration in project planning, risk-and-issues management, virtual teams, new theories, project management offices, and more! Successful Project Management, Fourth Edition is an ideal primer for students and an indispensable quick reference for experienced professionals.

Lean Project Managment

Author: Peter Pautsch
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446441131
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Lean Project Management kombiniert Projektmanagement mit Lean Management. Das Ziel vom Lean Management ist, alle wertschöpfenden Tätigkeiten optimal aufeinander abzustimmen und gleichzeitig alle Art von Verschwendung zu vermeiden. Projektmanagement beinhaltet die Planung, Steuerung und Kontrolle von Projekten. Beides mächtige Konzepte, die sich gegenseitig sehr gut ergänzen. Dieses Werk stellt Lean Project Management umfassend vor und zeigt Ihnen, wie Sie mithilfe dieser Methode Ihre Projekte erfolgreich durchführen. Sie erfahren, wie Sie die Prinzipien des Lean Project Managements anwenden und dabei das anvisierte Projektergebnis fest im Blick behalten. Viele Beispiele und konkrete Tipps erleichtern den Praxistransfer. Highlights - Neuer Blick auf das Projektmanagement - Projektergebnis in den Mittelpunkt stellen - Lean-Project-Management-Prinzipien anwenden - Leitfaden zur Implementierung von Lean Project Management

The Essentials of Project Management

Author: Dennis Lock
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780566088056
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Essentials of Project Management is a primer distilled from Dennis Lock's comprehensive, successful and encyclopedic textbook, Project Management, (now in its Tenth Edition). It provides a concise, straightforward account of the principles and techniques of project management, designed to meet the needs of the business manager or student. Using examples and illustrations, the author introduces the key project management procedures and explains clearly how and when to use them.The text for the new edition has been completely restructured and largely rewritten, so that the sequence now follows even more closely the life-cycle of a typical project from its earliest definition to final close-out.

Effective Project Management in Easy Steps

Author: John Carroll
Publisher: In Easy Steps
ISBN: 1840784466
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Explains the best way to ensure a successful project, including planning, leading, maintaining control, team building, risk assessment and risk management.

DSDM

Author: DSDM Consortium
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780321112248
Format: PDF, ePub
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DSDM (the Dynamic Systems Development Method) has proved to be one of the most successful frameworks for 'Agile' software development. The new edition of this classic introduction to DSDM has been fully updated to reflect recent changes in the framework and 'best practice' in its application.

Herding Cats

Author: Hank Rainwater
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430208309
Format: PDF
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This self-help guide is for programmers who need to improve their management and leadership skills.

Data Architecture A Primer for the Data Scientist

Author: W.H. Inmon
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 0128020911
Format: PDF, ePub
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Today, the world is trying to create and educate data scientists because of the phenomenon of Big Data. And everyone is looking deeply into this technology. But no one is looking at the larger architectural picture of how Big Data needs to fit within the existing systems (data warehousing systems). Taking a look at the larger picture into which Big Data fits gives the data scientist the necessary context for how pieces of the puzzle should fit together. Most references on Big Data look at only one tiny part of a much larger whole. Until data gathered can be put into an existing framework or architecture it can’t be used to its full potential. Data Architecture a Primer for the Data Scientist addresses the larger architectural picture of how Big Data fits with the existing information infrastructure, an essential topic for the data scientist. Drawing upon years of practical experience and using numerous examples and an easy to understand framework. W.H. Inmon, and Daniel Linstedt define the importance of data architecture and how it can be used effectively to harness big data within existing systems. You’ll be able to: Turn textual information into a form that can be analyzed by standard tools. Make the connection between analytics and Big Data Understand how Big Data fits within an existing systems environment Conduct analytics on repetitive and non-repetitive data Discusses the value in Big Data that is often overlooked, non-repetitive data, and why there is significant business value in using it Shows how to turn textual information into a form that can be analyzed by standard tools. Explains how Big Data fits within an existing systems environment Presents new opportunities that are afforded by the advent of Big Data Demystifies the murky waters of repetitive and non-repetitive data in Big Data