Growing Software: Proven Strategies for Managing Software Engineers by Louis TestaGrowing Software: Proven Strategies for Managing Software Engineers by Louis Testa

Growing Software: Proven Strategies for Managing Software Engineers

byLouis Testa

Paperback | March 15, 2009

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As the technology leader at a small software company, you need to focus on people, products, processes, and technology as you bring your software to market, while doing your best to put out fires and minimize headaches.

Growing Software is your guide to juggling the day-to-day challenges of running a software company while managing those long-term problems and making sure that your business continues to grow. With practical, hands-on advice, Growing Software will teach you how to build and lead an effective team, define and sell your products, work with everyone from customers to CEOs, and ensure high-quality results.

Instead of learning by trial and error, you'll benefit from author Louis Testa's 20+ years of management experience. Testa combines big-picture advice, specific solutions, and real-life anecdotes to teach you how to:
–Work effectively with your CEO and executive team
–Improve development team efficiency and enthusiasm
–Evaluate your software methodology to improve effectiveness and safeguard against failure
–Use product prototypes to bridge the gap between marketing and engineering
–Defuse technology time bombs

Whether you're new to managing software or newly lost, Growing Software will help you and your growing company thrive.
Louis Testa is Senior Engineering Manager at Galois, a small company that specializes in high-assurance software. He received his BS (with honors) in Engineering from Caltech and his MS EE from the University of California, Berkeley. He has managed engineering teams for over 20 years, and his papers have been featured at many technolog...
Title:Growing Software: Proven Strategies for Managing Software EngineersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:424 pages, 9.25 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:March 15, 2009Publisher:No Starch PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1593271832

ISBN - 13:9781593271831


Table of Contents

SECTION I: Development Team
1: Getting Started
2: Managing a Development Team
3: Creating an Effective Development Team
4: Growing a Software Team
SECTION II: Product and Technology
5: Defining the Product
6: Driving Releases
7: Evaluating Your Tools and Methods
8: Assessing Your Technology
SECTION III: Outside of Engineering
9: Working with Your Company
10: Working with the CEO and the Executive Team
11: Listening to Your Customers
SECTION IV: Making Work Flow: Projects, Process, and Quality
12: Project Estimating
13: Starting a Project
14: Project Execution and Tracking
15: Designing a Software Development Process
16: Process Improvement
17: Understanding Quality Assurance
SECTION V: Planning the Future
18: Setting the Direction
19: Product Roadmap and Strategy
20: Going Forward
Appendix A: Software Company Structure
Appendix B: Internationalization
Appendix C: Corporate Workflow Diagram