The Laws of Software Process

The Laws of Software Process

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Within one generation, software has become one of the principal sources of wealth in the world. The development and use of software has grown faster than for any artifact in the history of the world. Probably no topic or subject in history has accelerated in its rate of practice as software has. Software development now needs to mature into a disciplined activity to overcome the difficulties that have traditionally plagued it. Software developers, engineers, and project managers need a reference that describes the evolution of software: where it has been, and where it is going. The Laws of Software Process: A New Model for the Production and Management of Software reveals a novel and compelling structure for development that redefines the very nature and purpose of software. The author explains how, in the modern qknowledge economy, q software systems are not qproductsq in the classical sense, but is the modern medium for the conveyance of information. Literally, software is the currency of the knowledge basis of wealth in today's society. From this definition flows a new assessment of the basics of software development: the purpose of methods and processes; a comparison of programming languages; and an analysis of quality management, cost estimation, and project management and completion. The groundbreaking perspective outlined in this book serves as an expert guide for successful planning and execution of development projects.Using a methodology is applying a specific process and mindset to populate these repositories with knowledge through a combination of analytical ... The high-level process flow (a data flow diagram) looked like the diagram in Exhibit 2.

Title:The Laws of Software Process
Author:Phillip G. Armour
Publisher:CRC Press - 2003-09-25


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