About this course
Companies are in business to maximize the return on their investment. Unfortunately, most software professionals lack the skills to evaluate the business impacts of the technical choices they make – which can lead to waste in time, money, and personnel. Grounded in engineering economics and business decision making, this course teaches you the essential concepts and techniques that will help you make technical decisions that positively impact the all-important bottom line.
This course is taught by Steve Tockey and is based on his book, Return on Software.
- Fundamentals of for-profit business decisions
- The time value of money
- How to compare cash-flow streams
- Methods for developing mutually exclusive alternatives
- Techniques for evaluating decisions based on profit
Who should take this course
This class is intended for practicing software professionals who are (or will be) involved in making significant technical and managerial decisions. This may include project managers, product managers, software architects, technical leads, designers, developers, QA managers, QA leads, and testers.