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Langtext This book is designed for professionals and students in software engineering or information technology who are interested in understanding the dynamics of software development in order to assess and optimize their own process strategies. It explains how simulation of interrelated technical and social factors can provide a means for organizations to vastly improve their processes. It is structured for readers to approach the subject from different perspectives, and includes descriptive summaries of the best research and applications.
Aus dem Inhalt Foreword (Barry Boehm).
PART 1 FUNDAMENTALS.
Chapter 1 Introduction and Background.
1.1 Systems, Processes, Models, and Simulation.
1.2 Systems Thinking.
1.3 Basic Feedback Systems Concepts Applied to the Software Process.
1.4 Brooks's Law Example.
1.5 Software Process Technology Overview.
1.6 Challenges for the Software Industry.
1.7 Major References.
1.8 Chapter 1 Summary.
Chapter 2 The Modeling Process with System Dynamics.
2.1 System Dynamics Background.
2.2 General System Behaviors.
2.3 Modeling Overview.
2.4 Problem Definition.
2.5 Model Conceptualization.
2.6 Model Formulation and Construction.
2.8 Model Assessment.
2.9 Policy Analysis.
2.10 Continuous Model Improvement.
2.11 Software Metrics Considerations.
2.12 Project Management Considerations.
2.13 Modeling Tools.
2.14 Major References.
2.15 Chapter 2 Summary.
Chapter 3 Model Structures and Behaviors for Software Processes.