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Well written, detailed, and insightful, best describe this book.
If you're even thinking of creating a software startup, I highly recommend you read The Business of Software as soon as possible.
"A products company should have well over half of its revenues coming from new sales of software products."
What does it mean if your software product is moving toward 'stall' mode? What are the consequences? How can you measure it?Published 2 months ago by Cliff Brandon
I found well rounded advice to questions on SW operations and strategy development I have in the business I run. Great work!Published 5 months ago by Dmitri Moiseyev
This book was part of a course that several friends took at MIT Sloan. I bought it when I started a role and needed to beef up my software knowledge. Read morePublished 6 months ago by M. Lin
If you are in the business of software, or planning to develop any software and selling it, this is a great way to know on what you are getting into. Read morePublished on August 6, 2012 by Rodil Rivera
Mr. Cusumano attempted to provide an overview of the software business from its early history to current times. Mr. Read morePublished on December 23, 2010 by IraqiInAmerica
Fair, very well written and provides a good overview about the industry, especially for those who never acted on software biz.Published on February 26, 2010 by Alexandre R. Rangel
although the software industry has significantly evolved and this book is from far far away (2004), I decided to read it primely because of excellent reviews on the web. Read morePublished on February 15, 2010 by Dror Guzman
I like very much the approach of the author, showing many software-related aspects of the technology business and relating many of them to the services component needed for it. Read morePublished on November 28, 2009 by Valdir Gomes Silva
Top of the line thinking from MIT professor Cusumano with heavyweight credentials. You can't get a knowledge from a better source. Read morePublished on November 2, 2009 by Robert R. Rowntree