TRANSITION TO OBJECT-ORIENTED SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
Mohamed Fayad, Mauri Laitinen
complete blueprint for transitioning your organization to object-oriented
This book will save you the frustration, wasted time, and massive cost
overruns often associated with transitions to object-oriented technologies.
Using numerous case studies, the authors identify the technical, management,
and cultural challenges involved and show you how to overcome those challenges.
They arm you with proven tactics for avoiding common traps and pitfalls.
And they outfit you with a comprehensive transitioning framework for dealing
with all aspects of gearing up to object-oriented technology, including:
- Selecting the best
object-oriented methods, tools, and development environments
- Planning and budgeting
- Staffing and training
- Preparing your
organizational culture for object-oriented technology
- Tracking and controlling
- Documenting object-oriented
- Creating practical
- Developing workable
strategies for legacy systems reuse
- Object engineering
- Designing without
- Delivering shrink-wrapped
- Maintaining systems
MOHAMED FAYAD teaches computer science at the University of Nevada,
is a columnist for Communications of ACM, and is a former editor in chief
of the IEEE Computer Society Press.
was one of the founders of Autodesk, where he held a number of positions,
including director of software development. Currently he has an independent
consultancy in Lake Tahoe, California.
Table of Contents
A TRANSITION FRAMEWORK.
PLANNING AND PREPROJECT
- Effective Development
- Dealing with Culture
- Selecting the Right
- Selecting the
Right Computer-Aided Software Engineering Tool.
- Staffing and Organizing
- Dealing with Legacy
- Budget for Reuse.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES.
- Analyzing, Modeling,
- Effective Project
Tracking and Control.
- Defining and Documenting
the Development Process.
- Applying Software
- Inspecting Object-Oriented
- Integrating Software