In 2008, Seth recommended "Software Project Survival Guide" by Steve McConnell and said...
Steve picks a particular area, but it's totally applicable to just about everything.
Seth also recommended the book again in 2012 and said:
Steve's insights into thrashing are worth the entire price of the book.
Seth recommended the book again in 2016 and said:
A book I wish I'd read earlier in my career
Finally, Seth recommended the book again in 2017 and said:
What would happen if the next all hands meeting got cancelled and instead the organization had an all hands-on read instead?
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3.8 rating based on 504 ratings (all editions)
Author(s): Publisher: Microsoft Press
Equip yourself with SOFTWARE PROJECT SURVIVAL GUIDE. It's for everyone with a stake in the outcome of a development project--and especially for those without formal software project management training. That includes top managers, executives, clients, investors, end-user representatives, project managers, and technical leads.
Here you'll find guidance from the acclaimed author of the classics CODE COMPLETE and RAPID DEVELOPMENT. Steve McConnell draws on solid research and a career's worth of hard-won experience to map the surest path to your goal--what he calls "one specific approach to software development that works pretty well most of the time for most projects." Nineteen chapters in four sections cover the concepts and strategies you need for mastering the development process, including planning, design, management, quality assurance, testing, and archiving. For newcomers and seasoned project managers alike, SOFTWARE PROJECT SURVIVAL GUIDE draws on a vast store of techniques to create an elegantly simplified and reliable framework for project management success.
So don't worry about wandering among complex sets of project management techniques that require years to sort out and master. SOFTWARE PROJECT SURVIVAL GUIDE goes straight to the heart of the matter to help your projects succeed. And that makes it a required addition to every professional's bookshelf.