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Software Maintenance Success Recipes

1st Edition

By Donald J. Reifer

Auerbach Publications

344 pages

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pub: 2011-11-11
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Dispelling much of the folklore surrounding software maintenance, Software Maintenance Success Recipes identifies actionable formulas for success based on in-depth analysis of more than 200 real-world maintenance projects. It details the set of factors that are usually present when effective software maintenance teams do their work and instructs on

Table of Contents

Maintenance Is Everybody's Primary Business. Software Maintenance Overview. The Maintenance Pie-What Work Needs to Be Done. Ten Success Recipes for Surviving the Maintenance Battles. Adequate Transition and Turnover Planning. Establishing a Solid Management Infrastructure. Best-in-Class Facilities. Responsive User Support Structure.A Focus on Regression Testing. Content-Based Annual Releases. Proper Resourcing (Staff and Equipment). Effective Measurement Data Utilization. Being Ready for the Next Major Upgrade. Knowing When to Retire the System. Future Shock-An Action Plan. Winning the Battles for Prestige, Resources, and Recognition. Key Point Summary. Final Remarks. References. Appendices: Acronyms. Glossary. Recommended Readings, References, and Resources. Each chapter includes Lessons Learned, A Case Study, References, & Web Pointers.

About the Author

Donald J. Reifer is one of the leading figures in the field of systems/software engineering and management with over 40 years of progressive experience. He has built businesses, steered troubled projects, and served in executive positions in industry and government. He specializes in the area of metrics and measurement. From 1993 to 1995, Mr. Reifer managed the DoD Software Initiatives Office under an Intergovernmental Personnel Act assignment with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). As part of this Senior Executive Service (SES) assignment, he also served as the Director of the DoD Software Reuse Initiative and Chief of the Ada Joint Program Office and worked in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (ASD/C3I).

Previously, while with TRW, Mr. Reifer served as Deputy Program Manager for their Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) efforts. While with the Aerospace Corporation, Mr. Reifer managed all of the software efforts related to the Space Transportation System (Space Shuttle). Mr. Reifer started his software career at Hughes Aircraft Company as a software engineer on the Phoenix missile project.

Currently, as President of RCI, Mr. Reifer supports executives in many Fortune 500 firms who are developing investment strategies aimed at improving their systems and software engineering capabilities and capacity. Mr. Reifer also serves as the Principal Investigator on our information warfare and software protection SBIR efforts. In addition, he serves as a Visiting Associate at the Center for Systems and Software Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC). He leads several of the Center's COCOMO-II efforts and mentors graduate students and Affiliates in the proper use of this popular cost model.

Mr. Reifer was awarded the Secretary of Defense's Medal for Outstanding Public Service in 1995 for the innovations he brought to the DoD during his assignment. Some of his many other honors

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Programming Languages / General
COMPUTERS / Software Development & Engineering / General