Chapter 15. Productivity Tools


15.1 Role of Productivity Tools in Rapid Development

15.2 Productivity-Tool Strategy

15.3 Productivity-Tool Acquisition

15.4 Productivity-Tool Use

15.5 Silver-Bullet Syndrome

Related Topics

Rapid-development languages: Chapter 31

Reuse: Chapter 33

Design to tools: Design-to-Tools

Summary of tools group: Chapter 40

SOFTWARE MANAGERS AND DEVELOPERS ARE DRAWN TO productivity tools like ants to a picnic, children to mud puddles, and late-night TV lawyers to auto accidents. Sometimes they're drawn to productivity tools the way that drunken sailors are drawn to the sirens' call.

Productivity tools make up the technology dimension of the people-process-product-technology foursome—and as such, they have a significant role to ...

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