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December 16, 2011

Software Change Management: Case Studies and Practical Advice--New from Microsoft Press

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Software Change Management: Case Studies and Practical Advice

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Sebastopol, CA—Why is it so difficult to change organizational processes? What does it really take to make "process improvement" yield measurable results? For more than 30 years, Donald Riefer has been guiding software teams through the technical, organizational, and people issues that must be managed in order to make meaningful process changes—and better products.

Software Change Management (Microsoft Press, $29.99 USD) draws from his extensive experience, featuring 11 case studies spanning the public and private sectors and even academia. Each case study illuminates the original conditions; describes options and recommendations; details reactions, outcomes, and lessons learned; and provides essential references and resources.

In this book, you'll find:

  • Eleven case studies provide insightful, empirical data from real-world organizations
  • A broad view across organizational settings and factors, such as personnel, and technical environments, including cloud, Agile, and open source options
  • The hard-won lessons, tradeoffs, and impacts—with advice on how to engineer successful, sustainable changes yourself

For a review copy or more information please email gretchen@oreilly.com. Please include your delivery address and contact information.

About the Author

Donald J. Reifer is a leading figure in the fields of software engineering and software management, with more than 40 years of experience in industry, government, and academia. A successful entrepreneur, software consultant, author, and teacher, Reifer has facilitated software improvements for numerous Fortune 500 firms and government agencies, and has published seven books and 100+ software engineering/management papers.

View Donald J. Reifer's full profile page.

Additional Resources
For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0790145342034.do

Software Change Management: Case Studies and Practical Advice Software Change Management: Case Studies and Practical Advice
Publisher: Microsoft Press
By Donald J. Reifer
Print ISBN: 9780735664753  
Pages: 192 (est.)
Print Price: $29.99  
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