Software Project Survival Guide: How to Be Sure Your First Important Project Isn't Your Last. Redmond, Wa.: Microsoft Press, 288 pages, 1997. Retail price: $24.99. ISBN: 1-57231-621-7. Available from Microsoft Press 1-800-MS-PRESS (1-800-677-7377).

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Contents 

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Preliminary Survival Briefing

I THE SURVIVAL MIND-SET

1 Welcome to Software Project Survival Training
2 Software Project Survival Test
3 Survival Concepts
4 Survival Skills
5 The Successful Project at a Glance

II SURVIVAL PREPARATIONS

6 Hitting a Moving Target
7 Preliminary Planning
8 Requirements Development
9 Quality Assurance
10 Architecture
11 Final Preparations

III SUCCEEDING BY STAGES

12 Beginning-of-Stage Planning
13 Detailed Design
14 Construction
15 System Testing
16 Software Release
17 End-of-Stage Wrap-Up

IV MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

18 Project History
19 Survival Crib Notes

Epilogue
Notes
Glossary

Index

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