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<pre>Author/s : Karl E. Wiegers
Publisher : Dorset House Publishing
Category : Other
Review by : Mark A. Herschberg
Rating : 8 horseshoes
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This is a book about software project management, but from a different perspective. It is targeted for first line managers. Like most books on project management, it covers the basic steps found in most development cycles. Unlike most books on project management, this one is specifically designed to promote good cultural practices. In that sense, this isn't a good first book on project management. However, it is a good second book. The chapters are full of good advice on what institutional and team policies help to promote good software practices among engineers. Each chapter includes a summary, list of helpful tips (culture builders and culture killers) and a list of references.
Although this book is aimed at managers, as with most books of this nature, all levels of engineers can benefit by reading it. You can use the tips in this book to either improve your own engineering culture, or to identify the problems in your group, that you just haven't quite been able to put a finger on.
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