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The Soft Side of Software - People Factors in Software Development[presentation]

Developing software is all about communicating effectively. It's important to understand requirements and document project information appropriately.

Gary Pollice, Rational Software
Testing is About Requirements Specification - An Agile View[presentation]

This article details how to manage your XP Programming project.

Robert Martin, Object Mentor
Applying Software Inspections Through the Software Lifecycle[presentation]

Setting the priority and severity of a bug is a business decision. Changing business conditions impact the priority and severity of a bug.

Robert Sabourin,, Inc.
Managing Customer Expectations[presentation]

The starting point for Expectations Management is recognizing that we all have hopes, dreams, and fears. We all want to succeed and be appreciated. In this way, we are all the same.

Naomi Karten, Karten Associates
Negotiation Bootcamp: Effective Techniques for Software Managers[presentation]
Michael Mah, QSM Associates, Inc.
High-Maturity Measurement[presentation]

This article will teach you how to: identify current problems with your organization's Level 3 implementation that will inhibit Level 4 implementation, explain the practices that are essential to implementing Level 4

Beth Layman, TeraQuest Metrics Inc
Project Management Best Practices[presentation]

Risk management is the process of identifying, addressing, and controlling potential problems before they threaten the success of a software project. This article details tips to help your team plan a successful project.

Karl Wiegers, Process Impact
Creating Team Norms[article]

In their eagerness to embark on a new project, project teams sometimes overlook an essential aspect of their effort—building a relationship among team members, which will foster not just a successful project outcome, but also a satisfying work experience. Investing in relationship building is invariably less costly and time-consuming than recovering from the divisiveness and conflict that may result from its absence. And that's where team norms come in.

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Turning Data into Information -Tricks of the Trade[presentation]

This article explains the difference between a measure and a metric.

Edward Weller, Software Technology Transition
Integrating Risk Management into Your Project Plans[presentation]

The goal of risk management is to develop information that supports informed decision-making.

Payson Hall, Catalysis Group Inc
Techniques for Measuring Software Quality[presentation]

A software defect is any flaw or imperfection in a software work product. A software defect is the result of a mistake in the design of a software process.

James Rozum, Union Switch & Signal Inc
Project Management and Collaboration: Using the Web to Improve Your Projects[presentation]

The speaker requested that these proceedings not be available online.

Marnie Hutcheson, Ideva
Software Development on Internet Time-Faster, Cheaper, Worse?[presentation]

This article details high profile corporate disasters and how your company can avoid making the same mistakes. Checklists and tips on how to get your team to communicate better are also included.

Girish Seshagiri, Advanced Information Services
Judging Use Case Quality[presentation]

Great test procedures cannot compensate for poor requirements. Good use cases are hard to write. This article details how to develop an effective use case for your project team.

Steve Adolph, WSA Consulting Inc.
Team Size and Its Effect on Peer Reviews[presentation]

This article discusses the prerequisites to quantitative management. How to create effective teams by determining recommended team size for inspections is also discussed.

Mark Paulk, Carnegie Mellon University


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