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Creating a Software Engineering Culture

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Editorial Reviews

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". . . Karl Wiegers writes using a practical manner that leaves you asking for more." -- Scott Ambler, Software Development

"I give it Four Stars!" -- Tim Lister, Atlantic Systems Guild

"Well written and easy to read, it is filled with information that will definitely help improve your products' quality." -- Sorel Reisman, IEEE Software

About the Author

Karl E. Wiegers is Principal Consultant at Process Impact in Happy Valley, Oregon, a company devoted to software process consulting and education. Previously, he spent 18 years at Eastman Kodak Company as a research scientist, software developer, software manager, and software process and quality improvement leader.

An author of numerous articles and a frequent speaker at conferences and professional society meetings, Wiegers holds a doctorate in organic chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and enjoys guitar, military history, and motorcycling. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Dorset House Publishing Company, Incorporated (October 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0932633331
  • ISBN-13: 978-0932633330
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 7.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,887,866 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
This is a great overview of all the elements of a successful software project - from project planning to system design on up to testing and project postmortem. Many of the topics are covered too lightly to allow a practitioner to use all of Wieger's advice right out of the gate. But that's fine - the book is meant to be a handbook of great ideas from which practitioners should choose, study and implement. Pay particular attention to the discussion on determing project drivers and constraints during the project planning phase - an area usually breezed over, with devastating consequences.
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The book contains a common-sense approach to software process improvement strategies for most organizations to follow. Wiegers takes the mystique out of the Software Engineering Institute's CMM and offers the CMM as one way of many to accomplish process improvement. He balances technology and process-focus against real-world people issues. Must reading for anyone involved in a Software Engineering Process Group or for senior managers trying to figure out what all this stuff is about. Text is well illustrated by case studies and examples from the author's experience at Kodak
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Karl Wieger's book is exceptional in that is provides you
with ideas to improve the culture of the software
department. It provides culture builders, as well as those
nasty culture killers. It leaves you waiting for Monday
morning to use at least one of the practices you have read.

This is a MUST READ book for all software managers and
practitioners.
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This is a good book for software leaders who need ideas on how to improve the engineering culture in their organization. I thought the Culture Builders and Killers in each chapter were particularly useful.
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