Software Project Management: A Unified FrameworkИздательство:
Presents new management framework uniquely suited to the complexities of modern software development. Exposes the shortcoming of many wellaccepted management priorities & equips software professionals with state-of-the-art knowledge derived from the authors 20 years successful experience with project management
Royce's thesis is that many current software management practices are tied to archaic technologies and techniques. His book therefore focuses on what we should keep doing, what we should change, and why. For example, Chapter 4 is a point-by-point discussion of the points raised in Alan Davis's influential article "Fifteen Principles of Software Engineering." Royce argues that some of Davis's principles, such as evaluating design alternatives before starting construction, are anchored in the discredited waterfall model, and may actually be counter-productive in a world where iterative development is done using commodity components.
Similarly, Royce is sceptical about the benefits of code inspections, believing both that modern tools allow automated testing through the project lifecycle, and that code inspections are usually so boring that they are inevitably superficial. Perhaps his most challenging statement is that you shouldn't plan to throw this process away. Instead, you should plan to evolve your product...Read more from this review. --Gregory V. Wilson, Dr. Dobb's Journal