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Old-School Software Development
Old-School Software Development

Old-School Software Development

Lessons from a Software Survivor


352 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Cloth, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $33.95)

Publication Date: April 2007

ISBN 9781933769257

Rights: WOR

Level 4 Press, Inc. (Apr 2007)

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After more than a dozen books, hundreds of articles, lecture tours around the world, and successfully founding and selling two software companies author William Roetzheim collected together his most important thoughts and lessons in this book to share with the industry.The book covers risk management, estimating, planning, strategic planning, process management and quality assurance, and preparing a company for sale. Included are chapters on Software Project Audits, Litigating Failed Software Projects, Estimating Project Costs and Benefits, The Seven Habits of Highly Successful Organizations, The Relationship between Strategic Planning and Process Improvement, Ten Questions a CEO Needs To Ask About Process Improvement, Customized Process Improvement, Process Control, and Project Documentation. Everyone involved with software projects, from the Task Lead through the Project Manager and right up to the CEO will benefit from the information in this book.

Author Biography

William Roetzheim is best known as the author of ten technical books on management, technology, and software along with over 150 technical articles. He founded two successful software companies (Marotz, Inc. and Cost Xpert Group, Inc.), winning numerous awards (Inc. 500, Deloitte and Touch Fast 50, Total Excellence in Management Award, Best Place to Work in San Diego, Borland Application of the Year, and many others). He sold both companies and retired from the world of technology to focus on his primary love, poetry. His poems have won numerous awards and recognition, including the Milford Fine Arts Council National Poetry Contest, Writers Challenge, Faulkner Society Poetry Award, Oberon Prize, Pagan Poetry Contest, Saturday Writers One Page Poetry Contest, and the Baltimore Science Fiction Convention Poetry Prize.