Gerold Keefer

Helpful votes received on reviews: 67% (2 of 3)
Location: Landau/Pfalz
In My Own Words:
Gerold Keefer is the founder and CEO of AVOCA LLC. For 10 years he has been working as a consultant in the field of software development, software quality assurance and testing. Clients include Dresdner Bank, Robert Bosch, German Post, and Siemens. He has been a speaker at the German Chapter of the ACM, and at the CONQUEST, SQM and PSQT conferences. He earned the degree of a Dipl.-Ing. (FH) at FHT… Read more


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Software Development Failures by Kweku Ewusi-Mensah
Software Development Failures by Kweku Ewusi-Mensah
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A failure in itself, Sept. 30 2003
unfortunately this book does not deliver what it promisses. neither i find any theoretical in-depth analysis of specific software project failures nor reasonable checklists to guide practioners. instead, many common places that do not add value compared to the publications on the topic so far (Boehm, Jones, etc.).
it does not help that the book fails to describe the problems that make specifically software projects so hard to manage. see the freely available NATO software engineering conference papers from 1968 for more helpful information on software project failures.
Systematic Process Improvement using ISO 9001: 200&hellip by Mutafelija
the book brings together two recently updated, important standards for (software) quality management: CMMI and ISO 9001.
the book is thoroughly set up and structured, easy to interpret and navigate with all the necessary mappings and tables, and
systematic considerations of process improvement approaches.
also of interest for people only focussing on the CMMI and not ISO. well done!
CMMI(SM) Distilled: A Practical Introduction to In&hellip by Dennis M. Ahern
2.0 out of 5 stars Not perfect, but helpful, Oct. 19 2001
There is certainly a need for secondary literature to describe a complex standard such as the CMMI. This book does a reasonable job to accomplish this. As it has been stated there are certainly weaknesses. For example the ratio between actual content and number of pages is in some areas pretty bad. One citation an the start of a chapter is nice, two is an over load. In order to gain a fair understanding of the CMMI standard is not sufficient and neither is this book. However, "CMMI Distilled" gets you a step closer.