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* The ebook is geared up round uncomplicated rules of software program undertaking administration: making plans and estimating, measuring and controlling, prime and speaking, and coping with risk.
* Introduces software program improvement equipment, from conventional (hacking, standards to code, and waterfall) to iterative (incremental construct, evolutionary, agile, and spiral).
* Illustrates and emphasizes tailoring the advance procedure to every venture, with a beginning within the basics which are precise for all improvement methods.
* subject matters reminiscent of the WBS, estimation, time table networks, organizing the venture group, and function reporting are built-in, instead of being relegating to appendices.
* every one bankruptcy within the publication contains an appendix that covers the appropriate themes from CMMI-DEV-v1.2, IEEE/ISO criteria 12207, IEEE normal 1058, and the PMI physique of data.

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Ibid, p. 79. 11 OVERVIEW OF THE TEXT 23 KEY POINTS OF CHAPTER 1 A project is a coordinated set of activities that occur within a specific time frame to achieve specific objectives. The primary activities of software project management are planning and estimating; measuring and controlling; communicating, coordinating and leading; and managing risk. Software projects are inherently difficult because software is complex, changeable, conformable, and invisible. Software projects are conducted by teams of individuals who engage in intellect-intensive teamwork.

Briefly summarize, in your own words, the purpose of each of these seven processes. b. Briefly summarize, in your own words, the Introductory Notes for each of these seven processes. c. Briefly summarize, in your own words, the related process areas for each of these seven processes. d. Briefly explain why and how the related process areas are important for the purposes of managing software projects. 2 PROCESS FRAMEWORK CMMI process frameworks are developed and supported by the Software Engineering Institute, which is an affiliate of Carnegie Mellon University [CMMI06].

6. The text describes the ways in which a team of people writing a book is like a team of people writing software. Read the description and develop a twocolumn table in which the activities of writing a book are listed in the first column and comparable activities of writing software are listed in the rows of the second column. 7. Describe three ways in which a team effort to develop software is not similar to a team effort to write a book. 8. Describe a circumstance in which a software team would be: a.

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