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Author Ricketts, Ian.

Title Managing Your Software Project [electronic resource] : a Student's Guide / by Ian Ricketts.

Published London : Springer London, 1998.


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Physical description 1 online resource (xiii, 103 pages)
Contents Introduction -- A profile of the expected reader -- A profile of the book's contents -- The three functions of management -- Creating a plan -- Identifying the activities in a software project -- Estimating the development effort required for each phase -- An alternative division of project effort -- Translating the effort into production -- Identifying deliverables and milestones -- Reviewing your project plan -- A tool for maintaining your project plan -- Gathering your project skills -- Collating your research data base -- Selecting the tools for report production -- Writing your report -- Developing the software -- References -- Bibliography -- Appendices.
Summary Undertaking a software project is an essential part of many undergraduate degrees in computer science and related disciplines. Based on his own experience of supervising student projects over the last 10 years, Ian Ricketts has produced a readable and ac cessible text which provides a practical guide for students embarking on a project. Useful pointers are given on how to deal with organisational challenges common to most projects as well as advice on how to deal with the unexpected. Topics covered include: planning; requirements analysis; structure; time management skills; research ski lls; practical tools etc. Lots of examples are provided throughout and students will find that a careful reading of this book will greatly enhance their chances of creating a successful software project.
Subject Computer science.
Software engineering.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781447105992 (electronic bk.)
1447105990 (electronic bk.)