Software Assessments, Benchmarks, and Best Practices

Author: Capers Jones
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ISBN: 0201485427
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Pub Co (28 April, 2000)
Edition: Paperback
Sales Rank: 58,571
Average Customer Rating: 5 out of 5

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Rating: 5 out of 5
A assessment guide for sofware development process
The success or failures of software projects are dependent on various parameters. Software assessments & benchmarks provide qualitative methods and quantitative data on factors that lead to project success and failure. Assessing organizational standards and comparing them with industry standards helps to identify weaknesses and strengths in the software project development process. The book provides a valuable insight into the best practices in the industry and also lays down a clear framework for process improvement and software project excellence. For a Industry that is driven by metrics, the book is a 'must read' for any professional in the field.

Rating: 5 out of 5
This author is a very good writer and technical expositor.
This author is a very good writer and technical expositor. I find him easy to read and the book hard to put down, which is not something one can say about every technical text. I particularly liked the author's frequent lists of pros and cons. He is well aware that every design process is a series of tradeoffs. Knowing what they are is a big help. This book is the culmination of a technology development scenario. It mentions competitive and ancillary software metric methodologies and closes each chapter with an extensive bibliography. The best previous books on this subject were written by this author. This book is the 1999/2000 upgrade.

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