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Rapid Development: Taming Wild Software Schedules by Steve McConnell

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Chapter 4. Software-Development Fundamentals

Contents

4.1 Management Fundamentals

4.2 Technical Fundamentals

4.3 Quality-Assurance Fundamentals

4.4 Following the Instructions

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