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Process Improvement Books

The following texts are to necessary for any understanding of the aspects of software process improvement:

  • Software Craftsmanship, Peter McBreen. See the book review for a detailed discussion of this book.
  • Software Assessments, Benchmarks, and Best Practices, Capers Jones, Addison Wesley, 2000. This is a resource book for all the best practices current being practiced in various industries.
  • Software Process Improvement: Practical Guidelines for Business Success, Sarni Zahran, Addison Wesley, 1999.
  • CMM Implementation Guide: Choreographing Software Process Improvement, Kim Caputo, Addison Wesley, 1998.
  • CMMI Distilled: A Practical Introduction to Integrated Process Improvement, Dennis M. Ahern, Aaron Clouse, Richard Turner, Addison Wesley, 2003
  • Balancing Agility and Discipline, Barry Boehm and Richard Turner, Addison Wesley, 2003

Software Engineering Books

The following texts are dedicated to software engineering. This subject has undergone some "flack" lately, but seems to still have staying power even in the presence of agile methods.

  • Systems Engineering: Coping with Complexity, Richard Stevens, Peter Brook, Ken Jackso, and Stuart Arnold, Prentice Hall, 1998.
  • The Software Architects Profession, Marc T. Sewell and Laura M. Sewell, Prentice Hall, 2002.

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