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Software Engineering Handbook

1st Edition

By Jessica Keyes

Auerbach Publications

896 pages | 182 B/W Illus.

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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.


"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

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


About the Author

Keyes\, Jessica

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
COMPUTERS / Software Development & Engineering / General
COMPUTERS / Computer Engineering