The Peopleware Papers

The Peopleware Papers : Notes on the Human Side of Software

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Covering user-interface designs, software team management, or management issues involved in the human side of software projects, this book also examines the organizational culture (both in the design company and the end-user company), unity, diversity, and chaos, among other more

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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 137.16 x 208.28 x 27.94mm | 458.13g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130601233
  • 9780130601230

Table of contents

I. GROUP DEVELOPMENT. 1. Decisions, Decisions. 2. Consensus and Compromise. 3. Negotiating Consensus. 4. The Lowly and Exalted Scribe. 5. Official Space. 6. Irksome Interruptions. II. COWBOYS AND COWGIRLS. 7. Cowboy Coders. 8. Cowboy Homecoming. 9. Unity in Diversity. 10. Coding Cowboys and Software Sages. III. WORK ORGANIZATION. 11. Traditional Tactics. 12. Chaos Manners. 13. Open Architects. 14. Synchronized Swimming. 15. Team Politics. 16. Having It All. 17. Contrarion Conspiracy. IV. TOOLS, MODELS AND METHODS. 18. CASE and Cognition. 19. Modeling Matters. 20. Mirror, Mirror. 21. Methodical Madness. 22. Essentially Speaking. 23. Shapes to Come. 24. Software Objectives. 25. The Seams Are Showing. V. PROCESS IMPROVEMENTS. 26. The Benefits of Visibility. 27. Rewards and Reuse. 28. Superlearning. 29. Up the Waterfall. 30. In-Time Delivery. 31. Under Pressure. 32. Re: Architecture. 33. Quality by Increments. VI. SOFTWARE USABILITY. 34. Consistency and Conventions. 35. Complexity and Creeping Featurism. 36. Going to the Source. 37. Colorful Language. 38. Improving Intermediates. 39. Unusable You. 40. Editing Interfaces. 41. In Service. VII. USABLE OBJECTS. 42. Objects in Your Face. 43. Getting the Message. 44. Abstract Objects. 45. New Media. 46. Useful Cases. 47. Efficient Objects. 48. Coherent Objects. VIII. BRAVE NEW SOFTWARE. 49. Arrogant Programming. 50. Interfaces Diversified. 51. Wizard Widgets. 52. Future Faces. IX. CULTURE AND QUALITY. 53. Culture Change. 54. Change Agents. 55. Embedded with the Best. 56. Columns from an Italian Restaurant. 57. Mentored Out. 58. In Training. 59. Gifted Programmers. 60. Industry Icons. 61. Impresario. Appendix: Registered Peopleware. References. more

About Larry L. Constantine

LARRY CONSTANTINE has been an innovator in software engineering practice and theory for nearly four decades. He is Adjunct Professor in the School of Computing Sciences at the University of Technology, Sydney (Australia), where he teaches software engineering and organizational change management. He is also Director of Research and Development for Constantine Lockwood, Ltd., a leading consultancy specializing in usage-centered design. In addition to the legendary Constantine on Peopleware, his recent books include Software for Use (Addison-Wesley, with Lucy Lockwood), winner of the 1999 Jolt Product Excellence more

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