1st Edition

Software Engineering Handbook

ISBN 9780849314797
Published December 23, 2002 by Auerbach Publications
896 Pages 182 B/W Illustrations

USD $270.00

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Book Description

Unfortunately, much of what has been written about software engineering comes from an academic perspective which does not always address the everyday concerns that software developers and managers face. With decreasing software budgets and increasing demands from users and senior management, technology directors need a complete guide to the subject of software engineering. The successor to the bestselling Software Engineering Productivity Handbook, this book fulfills that need.

Written by an expert with over 25 years of practical experience in building systems, The Software Engineering Handbook covers the full spectrum of software engineering methodologies, techniques, and tools and provides details on how to reach the goals of quality management in a software-engineering environment. It includes a wide variety of information, from the guidelines for the Malcom Baldridge Quality Award to the IEEE measures for reliable software. 65 field-tested how-to chapters provide techniques, guidelines, and philosophies that will assist developers in implementing quality and productivity programs.

The author provides readers with a wealth of information and advice in a multitude of areas including management of resources, methods, quality, and metrics. The book concludes with 19 appendices filled with guides, templates, forms, and examples that illustrate important software engineering techniques such as: software requirement specification, software design specification, and a complete test plan including use of automated estimation tools.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Software Engineering
The Feasibility Study and Cost-Benefit Analysis
Writing the Project Plan
Requirements Elicitation
Designing User-Oriented Systems
The Outsourcing Decision
Methodology Selection
Selecting and Integrating a Repository for Effective Resource Management
Structured Methodology Review
Extreme Programming Concepts
Development Before the Fact Technology
The Design Specification
Object-Oriented Design
User Interface Design
Software Re-engineering
Software Testing
The Process of EDP Auditing
The Management of Software Maintenance
The Science of Documentation
Survey on IT Productivity and Quality

Putnam's Software Equation and SLIM
Putnam's Cost Estimation Model
Malcolm Baldridge Quality Award
Zachman's Framework
Linkman's Method for Controlling Programs through Measurement
Kellner's Non-Technological Issues in Software Engineering
Martin and Carey Survey of Success in Converting Prototypes to Operational Systems
Putnam's Trends in Measurement, Estimation, and Control
Sprague's Technique for Software Configuration Management in a Measurement-Based Software Engineering Program
Corbin's Methodology for Establishing a Software Development Environment
Couger's Bottom-Up Approach to Creativity Improvement in IS Development
Shetty's Seven Principles of Quality Leaders
Simmons Statistics Concerning Communications' Effect on Group Productivity
Gould's Points on Usability
Prescott's Guidelines for Using Structured Methodology
Kemayel's Controllable Factors in Programmer Productivity
AT&T's "Estimeeting" Process for Developing Estimates
Burns' Framework for Building Dependable Systems
Avison's Multiview Meta-Methodology
Byrne's Reverse Engineering Technique
Prieto-Diaz' Reusability Model
Farbey's Considerations on Software Quality Metrics during the Requirements Phase
Redmill's Quality Considerations in the Management of Software-Based Development Projects
Contel's Software Metrics in the Process Maturity Framework
Kydd's Technique to Induce Productivity through Shared Information Technology
Bellcore's Software Quality Metrics
Keyes' Value of Information
Pfleeger's Method for CASE Tool Selection Based on Process Maturity
McCabe's Complexity Metric
Halstead's Effort Measure
DEC's Overview of Software Metrics
Hewlett Packard's TQC (Total Quality Control) Guidelines for Software Engineering Productivity
Motorola's Six Sigma Defect Reduction Effort
Lederer's Management Guidelines for Better Cost Estimating
Kanter's Methodology for Justifying Investment in Information Technology
The "Make-Buy" Decision
Software Selection from Multiple Packages
The Boehm COCOMO Model
IEEE Standard Dictionary of Measures to Produce Reliable Software
IEEE Framework for Measures
Gillies' Method for Humanization of the Software Factory
Pfleeger's Approach to Software Metrics Tool Evaluation
Maiden's Method for Reuse of Analogous Specifications through Human Involvement in Reuse Process
Tate's Approaches to Measuring Size of Application Products with CASE Tools

System Service Request Form
Project Statement of Work
Feasibility Study Template
Sample Cost Benefit Analysis Worksheets
Sample Business Use Case
Software Project Plan
Sample SRS
Sample Survey
Sample Architectural Design
Sample SDS
Sample Data Dictionary
Sample OO SDS
Sample Class Dictionary
Control Sheet
Test Plan
QA Handover Document
Software Metrics Capability Evaluation Questionnaires
IT Staff Competency Survey
Function Point Counting Guide


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Keyes\, Jessica


"The Software Engineering Handbook is written for software developers; unlike many other texts, it is written to be used in developers' everyday work. Care has been taken to reference outside sources consulted for the text, easily leading readers to more detailed information when needed. This book is recommended for libraries that serve IT professionals or training programs."
Elaine Fetyko Page, E-Streams