Dynamic Software Development: Managing Projects in Flux

Timothy Wells

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September 30, 2002 by Auerbach Publications
Professional - 264 Pages - 133 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780849312922 - CAT# AU1292

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Features

  • Offers a detailed, specific guide for managing the entire development effort, including new development and software maintenance
  • Supplies a strategy for managers to effectively control the development effort without imposing artificial and burdensome constraints on the developer
  • Illustrates how to customize and apply the techniques provided to each specific organization
  • Includes effective, non-linear management techniques that can respond to the intensifying demand for Web-based applications, and the growing pressure on development teams to improve their offering
  • Summary

    The ever changing nature of information makes the job of managing software development notoriously difficult. Dynamic Software Development: Managing Projects in Flux eases the burden by defining the principles, practices, skills, and techniques needed to manage a dynamic development environment. At a hands-on level, the text helps managers define the project goal and the actual situation, plan progress, manage developers, and monitor productivity. At a higher level, the book helps managers determine a strategic framework, ease workflow in the development environment, obtain funding, increase economic return, and implement leadership by consensus.

    Targeted at those who manage information systems, corporate information, and developers, the book features a section at the end of each chapter to help you apply and customize the recommended techniques to your specific organization. It addresses recent approaches to building applications such as Extreme Programming, Adaptive Software Development, and "lightweight" methodologies. Noting the failure of similar techniques in the past, the author shows how such ideas can only achieve their true potential via the common, consistent management techniques outlined in Dynamic Software Development.

    About the Author:

    Timothy Wells is a recognized expert in project management and project planning. Mr. Wells is an associate professor in Information Technology at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He has more than 28 years of experience in the software industry. His current focus is on information asset management and the effective use of technology for improving organizational performance.