Software Runaways: Monumental Software Disasters
OverviewA case study book dealing with software failed projects, e.g. The Denver Airport problem. It categorizes these projects into the following areas: 1)Project objectives were not fully specified. 2)Projects were poorly planned. 3)Enabling project technology was not fully understood. 4)Absence of management methodology. 5)Insufficient expertise. 6)Lack of understanding of the risks involved. These cases will show how failure might have been avoided, how they might have been completed, on time and within budget. This book should be seen as a companion volume to Yourdon's DEATH MARCH book and Jones ASSESSMENT & CONTROL OF SOFTWARE PROJECTS, both of which will be extensively referenced in the book.