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Improve Productivity by Integrating Automation and Defect Prevention into Your Software Development Process
This book presents an approach to software management based on a new methodology called Automated Defect Prevention (ADP). The authors describe how to establish an infrastructure that functions as a software "production line" that automates repetitive tasks, organizes project activities, tracks project status, seamlessly collects project data, and sustains and facilitates the improvement of human-defined processes. Well-grounded in software engineering research and in industry best practices, this book helps organizations gain dramatic improvement in both product quality and operational effectiveness.
Ideal for industry professionals and project managers, as well as upper-level undergraduates and graduate-level students in software engineering, Automated Defect Prevention is complete with figures that illustrate how to structure projects and contains real-world examples, developers' testimonies, and tips on how to implement defect prevention strategies across a project group.
Dorota Huizinga, PhD, is the Associate Dean for the College of Engineering and Computer Science and Professor of Computer Science at California State University, Fullerton. Her publication record spans a wide range of computer science disciplines and her research was sponsored by the National Science Foundation, California State University System, and private industry.
Adam Kolawa, PhD, is the cofounder and CEO of Parasoft, a leading provider of Automated Error Prevention software solutions. Dr. Kolawa is a coauthor of Bulletproofing Web Applications, has contributed to or written more than 100 commentary pieces and technical papers, and has authored numerous scientific papers.