Implementing the IBM Rational Unified Process and Solutions: A Guide to Improving Your Software Development Capability and Maturity

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by Joshua Barnes

Published: 8 Jun 2007
ISBN: 978-0-32-136945-1

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Whether you’re an executive, software professional, or consultant, this book will help you continuously improve the maturity of your development processes–and reap the benefits: better quality, faster delivery, and more business value.
After reading this book you will be able to

  • Get past the myths of software process improvement to focus on what’s truly practical
  • Identify and evaluate your best candidate process solutions
  • Objectively project the ROI achievable with IBM R UP and IBM Rational solutions
  • Develop funding models, business cases, and executive support
  • Recruit, staff, organize, and motivate your implementation team
  • Plan for effective integration, process alignment, and change management
  • Choose the right pilots, learn the right lessons, and develop effective adoption models
  • Move quickly to successful program-level implementation
  • Set maturity level goals for process and tool utilization
  • Map “End States” for both quantity and quality
  • Plan for training and mentoring–and understand the distinct role of each
  • Keep the momentum going after your implementation is complete

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