Return on Software

Most software professionals don’t know how to consider the business aspects of their software decisions. Business consequences should play a critical role in all software technical choices — from choosing which projects to do, selecting software development processes, choosing algorithms and data structures, all the way to determining how much testing is enough. This book guides software professionals in making choices and helps them appreciate the business consequences of the decisions they make.

Chapter 1: Return On Software
Chapter 2: Business On Purpose

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About the author

Steve Tockey is the principal consultant at Construx Software, where he consults on large-scale development projects and teaches seminars on software requirements, design, quality, and software project management. He has been in the software industry since 1977, and has worked on applications ranging from radiation monitoring equipment to business systems to automated test equipment for commercial airliners.