Corporate and commercial software-development teams all want solutions for one important problem-how to get their high-pressure development schedules under control.
In RAPID DEVELOPMENT, author Steve McConnell addresses that concern head-on with overall strategies, specific best practices, and valuable tips that help shrink and control development schedules and keep projects moving.
Inside, you'll find: A rapid-development strategy that can be applied to any project and the best practices to make that strategy work Candid discussions of great and not-so-great rapid-development practices-estimation, prototyping, forced overtime, motivation, teamwork, rapid-development languages, risk management, and many others A list of classic mistakes to avoid for rapid-development projects, including creeping requirements, shortchanged quality, and silver-bullet syndrome Case studies that vividly illustrate what can go wrong, what can go right, and how to tell which direction your project is going RAPID DEVELOPMENT is the real-world guide to more efficient applications development.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 680 pages
- Publisher: Microsoft Press,U.S.
- Publication Date: 01/07/1996
- Category: Microsoft Windows
- ISBN: 9781556159008
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Review by tjbond
I'm glad to be done with that! The value of this book is the wide coverage of different rapid developemebt practices. It was a bit boring and hard to get through the 607 pages but probably worth the effort just to broaden your frame of reference.
Review by wfzimmerman
The single best book I have ever read on software project management. Indispensable, peer-reviewed expertise.
Review by akbibliophile
Top notch advice from a giant in the field. Any developer or manager who wishes to elevates their skills to true engineering needs to read this book, cover to cover.