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1st Edition

Software Engineering Quality Practices

ISBN 9780849346330
Published November 1, 2005 by Auerbach Publications
280 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Learn how to attract and keep successful software professionals
Software Engineering Quality Practices describes how software engineers and the managers that supervise them can develop quality software in an effective, efficient, and professional manner. This volume conveys practical advice quickly and clearly while avoiding the dogma that surrounds the software profession. It concentrates on what the real requirements of a system are, what constitutes an appropriate solution, and how you can ensure that the realized solution fulfills the desired qualities of relevant stakeholders. The book also discusses how successful organizations attract and keep people who are capable of building high-quality systems.

The author succinctly describes the nature and fundamental principles of design and incorporates them into an architectural framework, enabling you to apply the framework to the development of quality software for most applications. The text also analyzes engineering requirements, identifies poor requirements, and demonstrates how bad requirements can be transformed via several important quality practices.

Table of Contents

Quality Drivers
Common Approaches to Developing Quality Software
An Integrated Approach for Developing Quality Software

Organizational Change Management
Practices to be Followed by Management Personnel
Practices to be Followed by Software Engineering Process
A Procedure for Making Change Happen

Personnel Management
Practices for Staffing an Organization
Practices for Developing Individual Skills
Practices for Rewarding Performance
Practices for Providing a Suitable Workplace
A Procedure for Hiring and Keeping Good People

Project Management
Practices for Planning a Project
Practices for Managing a Project
A Procedure for Planning a Project

Configuration Management
Practices for Managing Versions of Software Artifacts
Practices for Controlling Changes to Software Artifacts
Practices for Building Software Systems
Practices for Releasing Software Systems
Practices for Maintaining the Integrity of Software
A Procedure for Creating a Configuration Management
A Baseline Procedure for Managing Software

Requirements Engineering
Practices for Eliciting Requirements
Practices for Analyzing the Problem Domain and
Application Needs
Practices for Specifying Requirements
Practices for Validating Requirements
Practices for Managing the Definition of Requirements
A Procedure for Engineering Requirements

Fundamental Principles of Design
Practices for Designing Architectures
Practices for Adding Detailed Design Information
Practices Affecting the Design Process
A Unified Framework for System Architectures
A Procedure for Designing Software

Practices for General-Purpose Programming

A Procedure for Planning the Verification Procedure
A Baseline Procedure for Verifying Software Systems

Remaining Quality Practices and Issues
Practices for Writing Useful User Documentation
Defect Estimation Techniques

Competing Approaches
Extreme Programming
The Rational Unified Process
Cleanroom Software Engineering
Capability Maturity Model - Integrated

Comparison to Competing Approaches
Early Thoughts of the Software Pioneers
My Final Thoughts

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