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Software Architecture for Product Families: Principles and Practice

Author: Mehdi Jazayeri, Alexander Ran, Frank Van Der Linden | ISBN: 0201699672

This book simplifies the intimidating process of learning how to design software for product-line engineering by focusing on three key aspects of architectural practice: architecture description, assessment and recovery. Practitioners will learn how to pinpoint the source of their problems, focus on the big picture and see what kinds of problems can be addressed with the product-family approach. With this book as a guide, software developers will be able to implement a sound product-family architecture that will result in better quality, reduced costs and decreased time to market.
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Software Assessments, Benchmarks, and Best Practices

Author: Capers Jones | ISBN: 0201485427

Billions of dollars are wasted each year on IT software projects that are developed and either released late or never used. In light of recent large-scale errors, the methods, tools, and practices used for software development have become the subject of significant study and analysis. One qualitative method for analysis is software assessment, which explores the methodologies used by businesses for software development. Another method of analysis is software benchmarking, which collects quantitative data on such topics as schedules and costs.
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Software Configuration Management Strategies and Rational ClearCase: A Practical Introduction

Author: Brian A. White | ISBN: 0-201-60478-7

Software Configuration Management (SCM) is an essential software engineering discipline used to manage change in today's complex, fast-paced software development environment. SCM is used during all lifecycle phases and provides a structure for identifying and controlling changes to documentation, requirements, models, code, and Web artifacts such as HTML and XML files. By enabling concurrent change to shared artifacts, SCM enhances the collaboration of project teams, allowing them to produce high-quality products faster.

Strategic Benefits Realization: Optimizing Value through Programs, Portfolios and Organizational Change Management

Author: Craig Letavec, PgMP, MSP, PMP | ISBN: 978-1-60427-093-8

This desk reference offers practical guidance for program managers, portfolio managers, and business leaders in the implementation of benefits realization management in organizations. Aligned with global standards, this book extends the knowledge contained in these standards through practical implementation guidance, examples, and additional detail created to assist organizations in implementing benefits realization management as a business practice to support the achievement of strategic business benefits.

Strategic Project Management Transformation: Delivering Maximum ROI & Sustainable Business Value

Author: Marc Resch | ISBN: 978-1-60427-064-8

In today’s changing and competitive economic environment, CEOs, corporate executives, and shareholders are no longer strictly concerned with how well a project was executed even if it was finished on time and on budget. Most projects are now being viewed as strategic investments with the primary concern being the value that a project contributed to the company’s bottom line. Project benefit attainment usually occurs after the project team has disbanded and handed over the project deliverables to the operational teams. It is in this transition and subsequent operation where much value is lost and the truly important business benefits that could have been achieved are not.

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