From the Back Cover
Landmark findings and best practices from software engineering pioneer Barry W. Boehm based on forty years of research and experience
This book presents forty-two of Barry W. Boehm's best articles on software engineering, organizes them into nine chapters with newly written summaries by nine of his colleagues, and concludes with a new chapter on Barry's "thoughts for the future." The book chapters address:
Software Architecture and Quality
Software Process: Early Spiral Model
Software Risk Management
Software Process: Emerging Extensions
Software and Systems Management
Software Engineering State of the Art and Practice
Value-Based Software Engineering
A Software Engineer in the Software Century
This book is recommended as a guide and resource for software engineers, project managers, and technology executives as well as a textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses.
"In my view, Barry Boehm is single-handedly responsible for turning software engineering from an anecdote-driven, opinion-laden art form into data-driven, fact-based engineering."
Dr. William A. Wulf, President, National Academy of Engineering
"This book is a must-read for all software engineers."
Dr. Yannis C. Yortsos, Dean, Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California
"Barry Boehm has led the effort to put a sound footing under software engineering. His Software Engineering Economics provided fact-grounded models that first enabled us to move beyond speculation in budgeting and scheduling. His spiral development model and risk-management strategies each constitute major advances in our thinking."
Dr. Frederick P. Brooks, Jr., Kenan Professor of Computer Science, University of North Carolina
"This book makes clear Barry Boehm's enormous contributions to software engineering over several decades and provides a perspective no one else could have given."
Dr. Victor R. Basili, Professor of Computer Science, University of Maryland
"This collection of articles illuminates why Barry Boehm is one of the software industry's most trusted advisors."
Walker E. Royce, Vice President, IBM Rational
"Barry Boehm has spent much of his adult life guiding us and our industry; I, for one, am full of gratitude."
Tom DeMarco, Principal, The Atlantic Systems Guild
"Read Boehm's hints that will make your software shop tick."
Dr. Lawrence Bernstein, Professor of Software Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology
"Barry Boehm's insights into software engineering are one of a kind. For more than twenty-five years, Barry has been the leading figure in software cost models and software process. This book is a must-read for all software engineers."
Dr. Arthur B. Pyster, Vice President, SAIC
"Barry Boehm stands as a model engineering researcher for having developed novel theories, methods, and tools that infuse economic and human values into software engineering. This book provides a valuable starting point and guide to researchers and practitioners alike who need to better understand state-of-the-art thinking in this area."
Dr. Kevin J. Sullivan, Professor of Computer Science, University of Virginia
"Anyone who wishes to understand where software engineering has been, and is going, needs to read this collection of articles. They represent the perspectives of the man who has made so much of this happen in decades past, and whose work will undoubtedly provide direction to the community for decades to come."
Dr. Leon J. Osterweil, Professor of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts