Software Projects Secrets: Why Projects Fail

By George Stepanek

George Stepanek, "Software initiatives secrets and techniques: Why initiatives Fail"
English | ISBN: 1430251018 | 2012 | writer: Apress | PDF | 184 pages | three MB

Software undertaking secrets and techniques: Why software program initiatives Fail bargains a brand new route to luck within the software program undefined. This e-book reaches out to managers, builders, and buyers who use industry-standard methodologies, yet whose initiatives nonetheless fight to succeed.

Author George Stepanek analyzes the undertaking administration method itself, a serious issue that has to this point been missed. He explains why it creates difficulties for software program improvement initiatives and starts by means of describing 12 ways that software program tasks are assorted from other forms of tasks. He additionally analyzes the undertaking administration physique of data to find 10 hidden assumptions which are invalid within the context of software program projects.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Why software program Is Different
Project administration Assumptions
Case examine: The Billing approach Project
The New Agile Methodologies
Budgeting Agile Projects
Case research: The Billing approach Revisited
Afterword

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87 Artifacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 actions and Workflows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 strategy Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Use Case–Driven improvement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 visible Modeling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 utilizing RUP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety Mitigating hazards with Agility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety one 1. Incomplete specifications and Scope adjustments . . . . . . ninety one 2. instruments and applied sciences Don’t paintings As anticipated . . . . . ninety two three. builders Lack talents and services . . .

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