Understanding Software Project Size - New Lecture Posted

  1. Posted on August 6, 2015 8:36:PM by Steve McConnell to 10x Software Development

I've uploaded a new lecture in my Understanding Software Projects lecture series. This lecture focuses on the critical topic of Software Size. If you've ever wondered why some early projects succeed while later similar projects fail, this lecture explains the basic dynamics that cause that. If you've wondered why Scrum projects struggle to scale, I share some insights on that topic. 

I believe this is one of my best lectures in the series so far -- and it's a very important topic. It will be free for the next week, so check it out: https://cxlearn.com.

Lectures posted so far include:  

0.0 Understanding Software Projects - Intro
     0.1 Introduction - My Background
     0.2 Reading the News
     0.3 Definitions and Notations 

1.0 The Software Lifecycle Model - Intro
     1.1 Variations in Iteration 
     1.2 Lifecycle Model - Defect Removal
     1.3 Lifecycle Model Applied to Common Methodologies 
     1.4 Lifecycle Model - Selecting an Iteration Approach  

2.0 Software Size - Introduction (New)
     1.01 Size - Examples of Size     
     2.05 Size - Comments on Lines of Code
     2.1 Size - Staff Sizes 
     2.2 Size - Schedule Basics 
     2.3 Size - Debian Size Claims 

3.0 Human Variation - Introduction

Check out the lectures at http://cxlearn.com!

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Steve McConnell

Steve McConnell is CEO and Chief Software Engineer at Construx Software where he consults to a broad range of industries, teaches seminars, and oversees Construx’s software development practices. In 1998, readers of Software Development magazine named Steve one of the three most influential people in the software industry along with Bill Gates and Linus Torvalds.

Steve is the author of Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art (2006), Code Complete (1993, 2004), Rapid Development (1996), Software Project Survival Guide (1998), and Professional Software Development (2004). His books twice won Software Development magazine's Jolt Excellence award for outstanding software development book of the year.

Steve has served as Editor in Chief of IEEE Software magazine, on the Panel of Experts of the SWEBOK project, and as Chair of the IEEE Computer Society’s Professional Practices Committee.

Steve received a Bachelor’s degree from Whitman College, graduating Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and earned a Master’s degree in software engineering from Seattle University.
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