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5.0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate Pragmatic Guide To Software Development In The Growing Firm, March 26, 2009
This review is from: Growing Software: Proven Strategies for Managing Software Engineers (Paperback)
This uniquely pragmatic guide to managing software development in the startup or growing firm, is an "in-the-trenches book" detailing the necessary,useful and extraneous practices, tools, and documentation which govern the successful management of software projects. The author is both a graduate of Caltech and Berkeley and the possessor of 20 years of hard earned experience in the management of technology and software development projects. He provides templates and spreadsheets for the documentation his methodology requires. He is an advocate of moderate but carefully scoped tools and documentation, often preferring (on the basis of experience) simple spreadsheets and Gantt charts over more sophisticated project management tools. This book offers a careful balance between the best communication, management and coaching methods, for members of the software team, interaction with marketing and CXO executives and the software and paper tools which contribute to the success of a software development effort. Caveats and advice such as, "When the Sales Team Overpromises", and "Where the Waterfall model is better than Agile methods" speak to the author's experience with the real world issues of technology development in the growing firm. This is "the book" you need for successful management of software projects in the startup or moderately sized firm.

--Ira Laefsky
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Ira Laefsky
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Location: Philadelphia, PA

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