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Software Development Pearls Software Development Pearls presents 60 lessons I've learned throughout my career in six areas that are key to software development success: requirements, design, project management, culture and teamwork, quality, and process improvement.

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Software Requirements Software Requirements, 3rd Ed. is among the most popular books in the area of defining and managing requirements for a software or systems project. Every analyst should have a copy. It won a Society for Technical Communication Excellence Award.

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More About Software Requirements More About Software Requirements provides guidance for many thorny issues that cause headaches for business analysts working on requirements for software projects.

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Practical Project Initiation Practical Project Initiation provides a wealth of practical guidance for launching any project on a solid foundation. Numerous templates and other work aids are included.

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Peer Reviews in Software Peer Reviews in Software is a practical handbook for performing quality reviews on any software work product. This is the most effective known software quality technique.

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Creating a Software Engineering Culture Creating a Software Engineering Culture describes 13 principles that can guide the work a software group performs, the team's attitude toward quality, and the technical practices they use.

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Other Books

The Thoughtless Design of Everyday Things Why do so many products seem to be designed by someone who has never used a product like that before? The Thoughtless Design of Everyday Things presents 9 design principles and 70 design lessons that can help designers and consumers. An easy and interesting read.

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Successful Business Analysis Consulting Based on my 25 years of consulting experience, Successful Business Analysis Consulting provides proven strategies for making the transition from respected internal expert to a fulfilling and financially rewarding consulting career.

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The Reconstruction In the mystery novel The Reconstruction, a forensic sculptor is shocked to discover she has a close personal connection to the subject of her latest facial reconstruction. She is then driven to identify the victim, confirm their relationship, and deliver justice for her.

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Pearls from Sand Pearls from Sand: How Small Encounters Lead to Powerful Lessons is a memoir of life lessons I learned from otherwise ordinary conversations and experiences. They've helped me, and they can help you too.

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