The award-winning book on software strategy for managers--now in paperback! Roger Pressman, best-selling computer author and internationally recognized consultant, uses clear, conversational language and real-world examples to explain what software engineering means for managers as their roles change to include more technical responsibilities. This highly praised guide helps you to understand the answers to four key questions: what exactly is software engineering, and why is it important to your company; how do you bring about the changes to make it work; how should you use it to manage projects more effectively; and what do you need to know in order to introduce this technology into your company?
Organized into four parts to address these questions, this book examines the creation, practical applications, and management of software; presents a proven strategy for implementing software engineering within your company; discusses the components of effective software project management; and provides an understanding of the methods and tools used. This book gives you the answers to more than 450 questions covering virtually every aspect of software engineering and software process improvement. If your position requires you to participate in software engineering development or maintenance and you want to know how it will affect your company, turn to this book first.