Software Project Secrets: Why Software Projects Fail (Expert's Voice)
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:9/1/2005 - Apress
By: George Stepanek
The first book ever that manages to clearly and concisely show how software engineering is different from other engineering fields and to enumerate the key factors that usually make software projects derail. ? Val's Blog, Stuff for software engineers and Java addicts Software Project Secrets: Why Software Projects Fail offers a new path to success in the software industry. This book reaches out to managers, developers, and customers who use industry-standard methodologies, but whose projects still struggle to succeed. Author George Stepanek analyzes the project management methodology itself, a critical factor that has thus far been overlooked. He explains why it creates problems for software development projects and begins by describing 12 ways in which software projects are different from other kinds of projects. He also analyzes the "Project Management Body of Knowledge" to discover 10 hidden assumptions that are invalid in the context of software projects.