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The Road Map to Software Engineering: A Standards-Based Guide

ISBN: 978-0-471-68362-9
440 pages
January 2006, Wiley-IEEE Computer Society Press
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The Road Map to Software Engineering: A Standards-Based Guide organizes relevant IEEE software and systems standards using two frameworks: the SWEBOK Guide's topical knowledge areas and the widely used IEEE/EIA 12207 standard. This useful guide is endorsed and recommended by the Software and Systems Engineering Standards Committee of the IEEE Computer Society for both practitioners and students.
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Table of Contents

List of Figures.

List of Tables.



Chapter 1. Introduction.

Chapter 2. Standards-Makers.

Chapter 3. Principles of the S2ESC Collection.

Chapter 4. Organizing a Standards Collection.


Chapter 5. Overview of the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge.

Chapter 6. Knowledge Area: Software Requirements.

Chapter 7. Knowledge Area: Software Design.

Chapter 8. Knowledge Area: Software Construction.

Chapter 9. Knowledge Area: Software Testing.

Chapter 10. Knowledge Area: Software Maintenance.

Chapter 11. Knowledge Area: Software Configuration Management.

Chapter 12. Knowledge Area: Software Engineering Management.

Chapter 13. Knowledge Area: Software Engineering Process.

Chapter 14. Knowledge Area: Software Engineering Tools and Methods.

Chapter 15. Knowledge Area: Software Quality.

Chapter 16. Related Disciplines.

Chapter 17. Other IEEE Software Engineering Standards.


Chapter 18. History and Concepts.

Chapter 19. Software Life Cycle Processes.

Chapter 20. System Life Cycle Processes.

Appendix A: Standards Described in This Book.

Appendix B: Abbreviations and Acronyms.



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Author Information

JAMES W. MOORE is a thirty-five-year veteran of software engineering and a fifteen-year veteran of software engineering standardization. With degrees from the University of North Carolina and Syracuse, he has worked in both the commercial and defense sectors for IBM and, now, The MITRE Corporation. Currently he serves as the Vice President for Electronic Products and Services of the IEEE Computer Society and as the liaison between ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 7 and the IEEE Software and Systems Engineering Standards Committee, the world's two largest providers of software and systems engineering standards. He is an Executive Editor of the IEEE Computer Society's Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge and a member of the Editorial Board of the recent revision of the Encyclopedia of Software Engineering.
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"If there were anything else the reader would want from this book, I cannot contemplate what that might be." (Software Quality Professional, September 2007)

"Moore's book is exactly what his title says...consider it a valuable index and commentary—the Cliff Notes" for IEEE standards." (CHOICE, June 2006)

"For readers who want a book about standards and how they can be used in a software engineering context, this is the book to have." (Software Quality Professional, June 2006)

"...an excellent source for [software engineering practitioners]...helping them to locate the standards pertinent to questions they face in real projects." (Computing Reviews.com, May 22, 2006)

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