1st Edition

Software Engineering Handbook

By Jessica Keyes Copyright 2002
    896 Pages 182 B/W Illustrations
    by Auerbach Publications

    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.

    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
    The COCOMO II Model
    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



    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