Guide to Software Development

Designing and Managing the Life Cycle

Authors: Langer, Arthur M.

  • Explains how to create successful automated solutions that fit user and customer needs, by mixing different SDLC methodologies
  • Guides readers through the theory, and application in real practice, covering management issues as well as technical considerations
  • Includes chapter-ending problems and exercises, and concrete examples and effective case studies, as well as useful Appendices, a Glossary, and suggestions for further readingRevised and expanded second edition includes new content on such areas as cybersecurity, big data, and digital transformation
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About this book

This book presents a guide to navigating the complicated issues of quality and process improvement in enterprise software implementation, and the effect these have on the software development life cycle (SDLC). Offering an integrated approach that includes important management and decision practices, the text explains how to create successful automated solutions that fit user and customer needs, by mixing different SDLC methodologies. With an emphasis on the realities of practice, the book offers essential advice on defining business requirements, and managing change. This revised and expanded second edition includes new content on such areas as cybersecurity, big data, and digital transformation. Features: presents examples, case studies, and chapter-ending problems and exercises; concentrates on the skills needed to distinguish successful software implementations; considers the political and cultural realities in organizations; suggests many alternatives for how to manage and model a system.

About the authors

Dr. Arthur M. Langer is the Director of the Center for Technology Management at Columbia University, New York, NY, USA. Dr. Langer is also the Vice Chair of Faculty and the Executive Director of the Division of Innovation and Design at the School of Professional Studies. He serves on the faculty of the Graduate School of Education in the Department of Organizational Leadership. Dr. Langer is also Chairman and Founder of Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS), a non-profit NGO dedicated to assisting socially excluded youth and veterans in education and professional careers. His other publications include the Springer title Analysis and Design of Information Systems.

Reviews

“This well-written book will serve as an apt resource for the software development community, especially those working in legacy modernization and digital transformation projects. Many relevant software development topics are discussed in detail and practical tools in the form of templates and checklists are provided.” (Computing Reviews, June, 2017)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Langer, Arthur M.

    Pages 1-18

  • Assessing Business Requirements

    Langer, Arthur M.

    Pages 21-36

  • Build Versus Buy

    Langer, Arthur M.

    Pages 37-48

  • Establishing Requirements Using a Request for Proposal (RFP) and a Request for Information (RFI)

    Langer, Arthur M.

    Pages 49-70

  • Searching for Solutions

    Langer, Arthur M.

    Pages 71-79

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-6799-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-6797-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Guide to Software Development
Book Subtitle
Designing and Managing the Life Cycle
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-6799-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-6799-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6797-6
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVII, 402
Number of Illustrations and Tables
93 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour
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