Project Management with the IBM Rational Unified Process: Lessons From The Trenches

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by R. Dennis Gibbs

Published: 31 Jul 2006
ISBN: 978-0-32-133639-2

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This “from the trenches” guidebook is invaluable for anyone interested in best practices for managing software development: project managers, team leaders, procurement and contracting specialists, quality assurance and software process professionals, consultants, and developers. If you’re already using the RUP, Gibbs will help you more effectively use it. Whatever your role or the RUP experience, you’ll learn ways to
 
·      Simplify and streamline the management of any large-scale or outsourced project
·      Overcome the challenges of using the RUP in software project management
·      Optimize software procurement and supplier relationships, from Request for Proposals (RFPs) and contracts to delivery
·      Staff high-performance project teams and project management offices
·      Establish productive, consistent development environments
·      Run effective project kickoffs
·      Systematically identify and mitigate project risks
·      Manage the technical and business challenges of changing requirements
·      Organize iterations and testing in incremental development processes
·      Transition new systems into service: from managing expectations to migrating data
·      Plan system maintenance and implement effective change control
·      Learn all you can from project post-mortems—and put those lessons into practice

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