Software planning and specification development: no fluff—just results!
Create better specifications-with less complexity, and less work!
Best practices that work with any language or development environment
CD-ROM exclusive: Software Blueprinter, a powerful software application for real-world specification development
For all software team members: developers, architects, managers, clients, and software quality specialists
Planning Smarter demystifies software planning, cuts out to the chase, and shows exactly how to create higher quality, more useful specifications with less complexity and less work! Tyson Gill presents a complete blueprint for improving the quality of your software specifications, reducing errors and omissions, simplifying planning, and establishing a rock-solid foundation for any software development project. Coverage includes:
Understanding the planning process-and why it so often fails
Getting the planning process "just right" and identifying the best lifecycle approach
Optimizing the communication that is critical to successful planning
13 powerful strategies for more effective requirements development
Planning in the context of leading software process models: CMM, MSF, UML, and RUP
Recognizing and making effective use of planning metadata
Planning Smarter is an invaluable resource for every member of the software development project team. It will help executives and clients understand the key factors associated with success-and it will give planners, developers, architects, and team leaders the proven techniques they need to build specifications that work.
The accompanying CD-ROM contains Software Blueprinter, a powerful specification development application that embodies the key principles in this book.