|Books on Software Engineering
- Boehm, Barry; Software Engineering Economics (Prentice-Hall).
- The origin of the COCOMO model for software cost estimating. Boehm's book has a wealth of information on factors that affect software development estimates.
- Brooks, Frederick; The Mythical Man-Month (Addison Wesley).
- Published in 1972, still relevant.
- Dion, Ray; "Process Improvement and the Corporate Balance Sheet," Software (IEEE, July 1993).
- Documentary evidence of how process improvement (including better project management) returned $5 to Raytheon's bottom-line for every $1 invested.
- Gilb, Tom; Principles of Software Engineering Management (Addison Wesley).
- Good insights on the interfaces between software engineering and project management.
- Gildersleeves, Thomas; Managing Data Processing Projects (Wiley).
- Basic, but solid reference on project planning and control. Terminology is dated, but material is not. Highly entertaining series of memos describing a mythical "Framistan" project.
- Humphrey, Watts S.; Managing the Software Process (Addison-Wesley).
- Written by one of the originator's of the Software Engineering Institute's maturity model. Heavy on process controls (quality assurance and configuration management).
- Jones, Capers; Applied Software Measurement (McGraw Hill).
- The latest from one of the developers of function point analysis.
- Whitten, Neal; Managing Software Development Projects (Wiley).
- Blends software engineering and project management (and doesn't make a clear distinction between the two). Good reference with lots of case study descriptions. Oriented toward development of commercial software.
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