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Overview

Learn best practices for managing software development projectsfrom an unexpected but surprisingly relevant source: the producers of major motion pictures.

What can Hollywood s hundred years of filmmaking experience teach the software industry? Like movies, software projects can be complex, creative, and high risk. But Hollywood has a better track record for delivering projects to plan. Now you can apply the project-management best practices used by motion-picture producers and production managers to your own work and get better results.

The author an expert in software engineering and process improvement shares what he s learned from film-industry project managers to delivering software projects on time and on budget. You ll gain practical insights and effective techniques you can apply right away for estimation and planning; controlling costs, schedules, and changes; coordinating multiple teams; tracking progress; reporting status; managing logistics; management reviews; and more.
Key Book Benefits:

 Applies the project management techniques developed in one complex, creative, high-risk environment to another with surprising relevance and results  Describes best practices to improve the way you estimate, plan, budget, manage, and report software projects leading to better, on-target results  Features case studies based on numerous interviews with noted Hollywood producers and production managers with insights immediately useful to project managers working in the software industry

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