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Management for Professionals

Software for People

Fundamentals, Trends and Best Practices

Editors: Mädche, Alexander, Botzenhardt, Achim, Neer, Ludwig (Eds.)

  • State-of-the-art knowledge for successfully building software for people
  • Provides key insights into current trends of software product management, software development and user-centered design of software
  • With cross-industry best practice cases from well-known companies such as SAP AG, CAS Software AG, Wincor Nixdorf International GmbH, Deutsche Telekom AG and DATEV eG at first hand. ​
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About this book

The highly competitive and globalized software market is creating pressure on software companies. Given the current boundary conditions, it is critical to continuously increase time-to-market and reduce development costs. In parallel, driven by private life experiences with mobile computing devices, the World Wide Web and software-based services, peoples’ general expectations with regards to software are growing. They expect software that is simple and joyful to use. In the light of the changes that have taken place in recent years, software companies need to fundamentally reconsider the way they develop and deliver software to their customers.

This book introduces fundamentals, trends and best practices in the software industry from a threefold perspective which equally takes into account design, management, and development of software. It demonstrates how cross-functional integration can be leveraged by software companies to successfully build software for people. Professionals from business and academia give an overview on state-of-the-art knowledge and report on key insights from their real-life experience. They provide guidance and hands-on recommendation on how to create winning products. This combined perspective fosters the transfer of knowledge between research and practice and offers a high practical value for both sides.

The book targets both, practitioners and academics looking for successfully building software in the future. It is directed at Managing Directors of software companies, Software Project Managers, Product Managers and Designers, Software Developers as well as academics and students in the area of Software and Information Systems Engineering, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), and Innovation Management.​

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This collection of papers describes the trend toward user-centered design in software development. … the papers provide excellent, well-written, and documented insight into the process of building software for people and the current practices of the European software industry. … companies besides Apple and Microsoft will adopt some of these practices and make ubiquitous personal software easier to use.” (John Cupak Jr., ACM Computing Reviews, January, 2013)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Software for People: A Paradigm Change in the Software Industry

    Maedche, Alexander (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • User-Centered Design: Why and How to Put Users First in Software Development

    Wallach, Dieter (et al.)

    Pages 11-38

  • Software Usability in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in Germany: An Empirical Study

    Scheiber, Florian (et al.)

    Pages 39-52

  • Software Product Management

    Fricker, Samuel A.

    Pages 53-81

  • Software Product Management and Agile Software Development: Conflicts and Solutions

    Kittlaus, Hans-Bernd

    Pages 83-96

Buy this book

eBook $74.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-31371-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-31370-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover n/a
  • ISBN 978-3-642-44151-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Software for People
Book Subtitle
Fundamentals, Trends and Best Practices
Editors
  • Alexander Mädche
  • Achim Botzenhardt
  • Ludwig Neer
Series Title
Management for Professionals
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-31371-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-31371-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-31370-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44151-6
Series ISSN
2192-8096
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 294
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