Specification by Example is an emerging practice for creating software based on realistic examples, bridging the communication gap between business stakeholders and the dev teams building the software. In this book, author Gojko Adzic distills interviews with successful teams worldwide, sharing how they specify, develop, and deliver software, without defects, in short iterative delivery cycles.
If the customer’s unhappy, everyone’s unhappy!
Every great piece of software starts with a customer’s big idea. It’s your job as a
professional software developer to bring those ideas to life. But taking a vague
idea and turning it into working code—code that satisfies your customer—isn’t
so easy. In this chapter you’ll learn how to avoid being a software development
casualty by delivering software that is needed, on-time, and on-budget. Grab
your laptop and let’s set out on the road to shipping great software...
Quality means “conformance to requirements”
The best testers can only catch defects that are contrary to specification.
Testing does not make the software perfect.
If an organization does not have good requirements engineering practices then it will be very hard to deliver software that fills the users’ needs, because the product team does not really know what those needs are.
Today, software quality remains an issue, but who is to blame? Customers blame developers, arguing that sloppy practices lead to low-quality software. Developers blame customers (and other stakeholders), arguing that irrational delivery dates and a continuing stream of changes force them to deliver software before it has been fully validated. This lecture introduces you to quality concepts.
This book is for the career developer who wants to take his or her skill set and/or project to the next level. If you are a professional software developer with 3–4 years of experience looking to bring a higher level of discipline to your project, or to learn the skills that will help you transition from software engineer to technical lead, then this book is for you. The topics covered in this book will help you focus on delivering software at a higher quality and lower cost. The book is about practical techniques and practices that will help you and...
Faced with a software project of epic proportions? Tired of over-committing and under-delivering? Enter the dojo of the agile samurai, where agile expert Jonathan Rasmusson shows you how to kick-start, execute, and deliver your agile projects. Combining cutting-edge tools with classic agile practices, The Agile Samurai gives you everything you need to deliver something of value every week and make rolling your software into production a non-event.
Chapter summary: Agile software engineering represents a reasonable compromise between to conventional software engineering for certain classes of software and certain types of software projects; agile development processes can deliver successful systems quickly; agile development stresses continuous communication and collaboration among developers and customers;...
Chapter 30: Software process improvement. Software process improvement encompasses a set of activities that will lead to a better software process and, as a consequence, higher-quality software delivered in a more timely manner.
This book is the product of over 15 years of working with RTT, delivering strategic
technology design programs for the cellular design community. This has included pro-
grams on AMPS/ETACS handset, base station, and network design in the early to
mid-1980s; programs on GSM handset, base station, and network design from the late
1980s to mid-1990s onward; and, more recently, programs on 3G handset, Node B, and
Whether you need a few slides to share with colleagues, classmates or friends, or an award-winning presentation, you want your ideas to jump off the screen. Fortunately, PowerPoint 2010 delivers the features you need to create great-looking, dynamic presentations that help you captivate your audience and express yourself effectively.
Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure, 2nd Edition shows how to create enterprise-level database deployments without the usual investment in datacenter and other infrastructure. Take advantage instead of Microsoft’s worldwide backbone for cloud computing that delivers all the power of SQL Server in the form of the cloud-based SQL Database for Windows Azure.
This module provides students with the knowledge and skills to use Group
Policy to manage user environments, and install, modify, repair and remove
software more efficiently. Students will learn to manage user environments by
configuring the Administrative Template settings, using Group Policy to run
scripts at designated times, and redirecting folders to a central location. They
will also learn how software installation policies take advantage of the
Microsoft® Windows® Installer to deliver software to computers....
Written by Microsoft software legend Juval Lowy, Programming WCF Services is the authoritative introduction to Microsoft's new, and some say revolutionary, unified platform for developing service-oriented applications (SOA) on Windows. Relentlessly practical, the book delivers insight, not documentation, to teach developers what they need to know to build the next generation of SOAs.
The quality of a product is commonly defined by its ability to satisfy stakeholder needs
and expectations. Therefore, it is important to find, select, and plan the content of a
software product to maximize the value for internal and external stakeholders. This
process is traditionally referred to as requirements engineering in the software industry,
while it is often referred to as product management in industries with a larger market
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DevOps for Developers delivers a practical, thorough introduction to approaches, processes and tools to foster collaboration between software development and operations. Efforts of Agile software development often end at the transition phase from development to operations. This book covers the delivery of software, this means “the last mile”, with lean practices for shipping the software to production and making it available to the end users, together with the integration of operations with earlier project phases (elaboration, construction, transition). ...
Opportunity funds have delivered higher returns than core funds over the
period 2003-2009. While core fund returns have been especially
disappointing, deeper analysis suggests that the additional returns delivered
by the opportunity funds may not be adequate to compensate
investors for the significantly higher levels of risk taken by fund managers to
achieve these returns.
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We live in an era of change; not only is change happening all the time, but the rate of change is accelerating and customers’ requirements and the environments that provide them are not the only factors affected. While we were writing this book there were a number of large IT industry mergers, not least when the company we both work for, VERITAS Software, merged with Symantec Corporation in July 2005.
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