Quality Software Management: Anticipating change
Dorset House Pub., 1997 - 480 Seiten
Weinberg's Testament on Managing Change Addresses the Most Troublesome Issues of Management The highly acclaimed four-volume Quality Software Management series concludes with this stand-alone volume: Anticipating Change. In it, Gerald M. Weinberg illustrates how to create a supportive environment for software engineering--an environment in which your organization can realize long-lasting gains in quality and productivity by learning how to manage change. As the author argues, the history of software engineering is riddled with failed attempts to improve quality and productivity without first creating a supportive environment. Many managers spend their money on tools, methodologies, out-sourcing, training, and application packages, but they rarely spend anything to improve or to remove the management that created those situations in the first place. From systems thinking to project management to technology transfer to the interaction of culture and process, Anticipating Change analyzes transformation from a broad range of perspectives, providing a breadth of awareness essential for successful management of high-quality software development. Topics include: modeling how change really happens - change artistry - planning for the future organization - moving off a dead stop - tactical change planning - selecting and testing a goal - why software projects fail - and much more.