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Managing Software Quality and Business Risk : Rights of Children - Martyn A. Ould

Managing Software Quality and Business Risk

Rights of Children

Paperback Published: 29th October 1999
ISBN: 9780471997825
Number Of Pages: 392

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How to manage quality up, and risk down. This invaluable guide to project planning and strategic decision making for software developers presents practical and realistic planning techniques to increase chances of a project delivering to time and budget. Offering clear explanations and real-world experiences, the key components of technical management are laid out as templates and checklists to assist managers with their project development. With thirty years of experience in software development, Martyn Ould provides:<br> <br> * Proven strategies for a disciplined approach to project planning<br> <br> * Steps to take in risks and uncertainties in the project<br> <br> * Reliable methods for reducing risks to an acceptable level<br> <br> * A quality planning process that is rooted in the technical requirements of the system<br> <br> * Insight into monitoring and measuring project progress<br> <br> * Real-world experience through case studies and examples

"Managing Software Quality and Business Risk addresses itself tosoftware project leaders, managers and technicians alike, pullingthem temporarily away from their own discipline and encouragingthem to view the gestalt of project planning. You get an overviewof what each of these areas of expertise has to offer: atechnician, for example, might learn the importance andpracticality of risk planning first, followed by quality planning.(The software project team that does not calculate for theeventualities of many kinds of failure is re-enacting a tragedy ofShakespearean proportions.) The unifying theme is studying andperfecting the planning process, and ensuring that your projectplan has minimised associated risks and maximised quality.
The style is clear, and though the writing is studded with a fairamount of jargon, it clearly lays out management information andperspectives. On the practical side, the author takes you throughseveral techniques and introduces insights from those skilled incoping with market forces or with service users, oftenunderestimated, misunderstood or completely ignored by programmers.There are plenty of interesting, well-designed grey tone charts anddiagrams that instantly bring to the fore the subject or strategybeing developed, and examples are given throughout. This is a bookthat is best approached as a good, thought-provoking read ratherthan as a reference.--" -Wilf Hey, Amazon.co.uk

INTRODUCTION
BUILDING THE BOAT
ICEBERGS AHEAD! BUSINESS RISK
PLANNING FOR RISK MANAGEMENT
SOFTWARE QUALITY
RIVETS OR WELDING? PLANNING FOR QUALITY ACHIEVEMENT
IS IT WATERTIGHT? PLANNING FOR QUALITY CONTROL
STOPPING THE RUST: PLANNING FOR QUALITY PRESERVATION
PUSHING THE BOAT OUT: CREWING AND PROVISIONING
THE HAND ON THE TILLER AND THE CAPTAIN'S LOG
BLOCKS ON THE SLIPWAY
DIARY OF A VOYAGE
RESUME OF THE PLANNING PROCESS
GLOSSARY
INDEX

ISBN: 9780471997825
ISBN-10: 047199782X
Series: Rights of Children
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 29th October 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 19.02  x 2.41
Weight (kg): 0.77
Edition Number: 1