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Rapid Development: Taming Wild Software Schedules by Steve McConnell

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Attaining Rapid Development

The road mapped out in this book is clearly the road less traveled in today's industry. Switching to the road less traveled might seem risky. But the road more traveled is the road that is currently resulting in massive cost and schedule overruns; low quality; canceled projects; high turnover; friction between managers, developers, and customers; and all the rest of the problems we're trying to get rid of.

If you work in a typical organization and follow the practices in this book, you'll be able to cut your development time significantly, perhaps by as much as half, and boost your productivity significantly, too. You'll be able to do that without harming quality, cost, performance, or maintainability. But the improvement ...

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