The Mythical Man Month

Author: Frederick Phillips Brooks
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Size: 10.74 MB
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No book on software project management has been as influential and timeless as The Mythical Man-Month. Blending software engineering facts with thought-provoking personal opinions, author Fred Brooks offers insight into managing the development of complex computer systems. In this twentieth anniversary edition, the original text is accompanied by Fred Brooks' current advice and thoughts based on the newest developments in the computer industry. In four added chapters, including his 1986 article, No Silver Bullet, Brooks asks whether there is yet a silver bullet for software productivity and gives his latest opinions on the mythical man-month.

Software Cost Estimation Benchmarking And Risk Assessment

Author: Adam Trendowicz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642307647
Size: 73.92 MB
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Software effort estimation is a key element of software project planning and management. Yet, in industrial practice, the important role of effort estimation is often underestimated and/or misunderstood. In this book, Adam Trendowicz presents the CoBRA method (an abbreviation for Cost Estimation, Benchmarking, and Risk Assessment) for estimating the effort required to successfully complete a software development project, which uniquely combines human judgment and measurement data in order to systematically create a custom-specific effort estimation model. CoBRA goes far beyond simply predicting the development effort; it supports project decision-makers in negotiating the project scope, managing project risks, benchmarking productivity, and directing improvement activities. To illustrate the method’s practical use, the book reports several real-world cases where CoBRA was applied in various industrial contexts. These cases represent different estimation contexts in terms of software project environment, estimation objectives, and estimation constraints. This book is the result of a successful collaboration between the process management division of Fraunhofer IESE and many software companies in the field of software engineering technology transfer. It mainly addresses software practitioners who deal with planning and managing software development projects as part of their daily work, and is also of interest for students or courses specializing in software engineering or software project management.

Software Project Effort Estimation

Author: Adam Trendowicz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319036297
Size: 62.36 MB
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Software effort estimation is one of the oldest and most important problems in software project management, and thus today there are a large number of models, each with its own unique strengths and weaknesses in general, and even more importantly, in relation to the environment and context in which it is to be applied. Trendowicz and Jeffery present a comprehensive look at the principles of software effort estimation and support software practitioners in systematically selecting and applying the most suitable effort estimation approach. Their book not only presents what approach to take and how to apply and improve it, but also explains why certain approaches should be used in specific project situations. Moreover, it explains popular estimation methods, summarizes estimation best-practices, and provides guidelines for continuously improving estimation capability. Additionally, the book offers invaluable insights into project management in general, discussing issues including project trade-offs, risk assessment, and organizational learning. Overall, the authors deliver an essential reference work for software practitioners responsible for software effort estimation and planning in their daily work and who want to improve their estimation skills. At the same time, for lecturers and students the book can serve as the basis of a course in software processes, software estimation, or project management.

Software Engineering Education For A Global E Service Economy

Author: Gianmario Motta
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3319042173
Size: 37.56 MB
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This book presents and discusses the state of the art and future trends in software engineering education. It introduces new and innovative methods, models and frameworks to focus the training towards the needs and requirements of the industry. Topics included in this book are: education models for software engineering, development of the software engineering discipline, innovation and evaluation of software engineering education, curriculum for software engineering education, requirements and cultivation of outstanding software engineers for the future and cooperation models for industries and software engineering education.

A History Of Modern Computing

Author: Paul E. Ceruzzi
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262532037
Size: 14.62 MB
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Ceruzzi pens a history of computing from the development of the first electronic digital computer to the Web and dot-com crash.

Shared Data Clusters

Author: Dilip M. Ranade
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471448850
Size: 53.47 MB
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Clustering is a vital methodology in the data storage world. Its goal is to maximize cost-effectiveness, availability, flexibility, and scalability. Clustering has changed considerably for the better due to Storage Area Networks, which provide access to data from any node in the cluster. Explains how clusters with shared storage work and the components in the cluster that need to work together Reviews where a cluster should be deployed and how to use one for best performance Author is Lead Technical Engineer for VERITAS Cluster File Systems and has worked on clusters and file systems for the past ten years

Service Learning

Author: Marybeth Lima
Publisher: Great Lakes Pr
Size: 72.44 MB
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Helps engineering students apply engineering and design in the service of their community

Morality And Machines

Author: Stacey L. Edgar
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763717674
Size: 76.24 MB
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Morality and Machines, Second Edition examines the moral issues that emerge from the influence of computers and technology on society today. The text provides an ethical foundation upon which readers can develop informed opinions about software piracy, computer crimes, artificial intelligence and more. With in-depth analysis of current moral and social problems, this text is an ideal resource for readers interested in philosophy, technological sciences, and computer ethics. This book is unique in that it takes seriously the need to lay a sound ethical basis for dealing with the technology of computers. The first two chapters of the book take on various positions that challenge the possibility of ethics and meet them head-on with counterarguments. The possibility of a viable ethics having been defended, Chapter 3 examines the most promising approaches to ethics, so that the explorer in the new realm with have appropriate tools and, if necessary, weapons at hand. At the end of the chapter, suggestions are given for approaching any ethical problem. Once armed, the adventurer is ready to investigate the various parts of the new country, described in the remaining chapters of the book.

Instant Uml

Author: Pierre-Alain Muller
Publisher: Apress
Size: 57.94 MB
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Provides an introduction to the object modeling approach and instructs users, especially C++++, VB, and Java programmers, on the uses and notations of UML, focusing on user requirements, analysis, and definition. Original. (Intermediate)