From the Back Cover
Why another book on software project management?
For some time, the fields of project management, computerscience, and software development have been growing rapidly andconcurrently. Effective support for the enterprise demands themerging of these efforts into a coordinated discipline, one thatincorporates best practices from both systems development andproject management life cycles. Robert K. Wysocki creates thatdiscipline in this book—a ready reference for professionalsand consultants as well as a textbook for students of computerinformation systems and project management.
By their very nature, software projects defy a "one size fitsall" approach. In these pages you will learn to apply best-practiceprinciples while maintaining the flexibility that's essential forsuccessful software development.
Learn how to make the planning process fit the need
- Understand how and why software development must be planned ona certainty-to-uncertainty continuum
- Categorize your projects on a four-quadrant model
- Learn when to use each of the five SDPMstrategies—Linear, Incremental, Iterative, Adaptive, andExtreme
- Explore the benefits of each strategic model and what types ofprojects it supports best
- Recognize the activities that go into the Scoping, Planning,Launching, Monitoring/Controlling, and Closing phases of eachstrategy
- Apply this knowledge to the specific projects you manage
- Get a clear picture of where you are and how to get where youwant to go
About the Author
ROBERT K. WYSOCKI, PHD
, is a veteran consultant, trainer, and information systems manager with more than 40 years in the field. He is the author of the bestselling Effective Project Management: Traditional, Adaptive, Extreme, Third Edition (Wiley) and 13 other books. His client list includes AT&T, Eli Lilly & Co., the Czechoslovakian government, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.