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Get the expert guidance you need to learn how to meet requirements and expectations, on time and on budget, with best practices for software development project management. Software project management can encompass specific methodologies, such as Agile, Scrum, CMMI, and IBM Rational Unified Process; specific tools, such as Microsoft- Visual Studio- Team System; or specific roles, such as architect, coder, tester, and project manager. But beyond the hot-shot code jockeys, the high-end equipment, and the time and budget available, one of the most important aspects of successful software development projects is management. Unlike other books on the subject, this book focuses on the critical manager role. Written by an expert with decades of experience and software development management expertise who has conducted extensive research on project management, this book shows managers how to lead a project successfully. And it shows how to manage for results without adopting philosophies from Genghis Khan or Machiavelli. (There is mention of Godzilla, however.) Drawing on best practices from allied industries such as business, psychology, accounting, and law, the broader methodology detailed in this book results in adaptable project management principles that help increase effectiveness and productivity. Packed with real-world examples, this book shows any development manager, new or experienced, how to successfully lead any software project.

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"Good book on SW management" - by Alex Ott on 20-JUL-2011
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Pretty good source of information on managing of software projects. This book describes many topics - from project initiation, cost estimation, project tracking, people motivation, etc.
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