Home > Store

Software Project Survival Guide

Register your product to gain access to bonus material or receive a coupon.

Software Project Survival Guide

eBook (Watermarked)

  • Your Price: $15.99
  • List Price: $19.99
  • Includes EPUB, MOBI, and PDF
  • About eBook Formats
  • This eBook includes the following formats, accessible from your Account page after purchase:

    ePub EPUB The open industry format known for its reflowable content and usability on supported mobile devices.

    MOBI MOBI The eBook format compatible with the Amazon Kindle and Amazon Kindle applications.

    Adobe Reader PDF The popular standard, used most often with the free Adobe® Reader® software.

    This eBook requires no passwords or activation to read. We customize your eBook by discreetly watermarking it with your name, making it uniquely yours.


  • Copyright 1998
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 9"
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-7356-9148-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7356-9148-3

Equip yourself with SOFTWARE PROJECT SURVIVAL GUIDE. It's for everyone with a stake in the outcome of a development project--and especially for those without formal software project management training. That includes top managers, executives, clients, investors, end-user representatives, project managers, and technical leads.

Here you'll find guidance from the acclaimed author of the classics CODE COMPLETE and RAPID DEVELOPMENT. Steve McConnell draws on solid research and a career's worth of hard-won experience to map the surest path to your goal--what he calls "one specific approach to software development that works pretty well most of the time for most projects." Nineteen chapters in four sections cover the concepts and strategies you need for mastering the development process, including planning, design, management, quality assurance, testing, and archiving. For newcomers and seasoned project managers alike, SOFTWARE PROJECT SURVIVAL GUIDE draws on a vast store of techniques to create an elegantly simplified and reliable framework for project management success.

So don't worry about wandering among complex sets of project management techniques that require years to sort out and master. SOFTWARE PROJECT SURVIVAL GUIDE goes straight to the heart of the matter to help your projects succeed. And that makes it a required addition to every professional's bookshelf.

Sample Content

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Preliminary Survival Briefing
  • Part I: The Survival Mind-Set
    • Chapter 1: Welcome to Software Project Survival Training
    • Chapter 2: Software Project Survival Test
    • Chapter 3: Survival Concepts
    • Chapter 4: Survival Skills
    • Chapter 5: The Successful Project at a Glance
  • Part II: Survival Preparations
    • Chapter 6: Hitting a Moving Target
    • Chapter 7: Preliminary Planning
    • Chapter 8: Requirements Development
    • Chapter 9: Quality Assurance
    • Chapter 10: Architecture
    • Chapter 11: Final Preparations
  • Part III: Succeeding by Stages
    • Chapter 12: Beginning-of-Stage Planning
    • Chapter 13: Detailed Design
    • Chapter 14: Construction
    • Chapter 15: System Testing
    • Chapter 16: Software Release
    • Chapter 17: End-of-Stage Wrap-Up
  • Part IV: Mission Accomplished
    • Chapter 18: Project History
    • Chapter 19: Survival Crib Notes
    • Appendix : Epilogue
    • Appendix : Notes
    • Appendix : Glossary
    • Appendix : About the Author


Submit Errata

More Information

Unlimited one-month access with your purchase
Free Safari Membership