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Foreword

Foreword

If your business future depends on software—and there are very few organizations left that don’t—you should find this book invaluable. Most organizations are facing at least the following challenges:

• Their core competence and competitive differentiation increasingly depend on a mastery of software delivery.

• Their track record is weak, with more than half of their software projects failing to deliver satisfactorily within acceptable scope, budget, and schedule constraints.

• There is a greater premium on development time and delivery quality.

• There are not enough good software people to go around. Great architects and project managers are particularly scarce.

Facing these challenges is a daunting task. To be competitive, businesses feel pressure to move faster in delivering new capability to business users. Without appropriate levels of governance, management, and measurement, the advantages of speedy innovation can be short lived or marginalized by uncontrolled complexity in software development and delivery.


  

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