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Software Estimation

Steve McConnell

Covers software estimation techniques with information on how to successfully estimate scheduling, cost, and project activities.

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Getting Things Done

David Allen

ALLEN/GETTING THINGS DONE

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PSP

Watts S. Humphrey

"This book describes the PSP and is the definitive guide and reference for its latest iteration. PSP training focuses on the skills required by individual software engineers to improve their personal performance. Once learned and effectively applied, PSP-trained engineers are qualified to participate on a team using the Team Software Process (TSP), the methods for which are described in the final chapter of the book. The goal for both PSP and TSP is to give developers exactly what they need to deliver quality products on predictable schedules"--publisher website.

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A Discipline for Software Engineering

Watts S. Humphrey

This book demonstrates how to solve complex scientific problems with software that runs on high-performance computers, principally massively parallel computers (both SIMD and MIMD), as well as vector, superscalar, and superpipelined computers. Using case studies from a variety of problem domains-each one written by an expert-the book shows how to develop appropriate algorithms and evaluate resulting implementations in order to transform abstract problems into concrete solutions that execute rapidly and efficiently on these computers.

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