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Introducing a breakthrough approach to managing innovation,productivity, and quality assuranceThis book describes a systems management approach that successfullyintegrates the latest systems engineering methodologies withcutting-edge processMoreIntroducing a breakthrough approach to managing innovation,productivity, and quality assuranceThis book describes a systems management approach that successfullyintegrates the latest systems engineering methodologies withcutting-edge process management approaches. Since the ultimate goalof this approach is total quality assurance through process-relatedimprovements throughout an entire organization, the book examines abroad range of interrelated issues, many of which are not generallycovered in traditional systems engineering texts, including systemsarchitectures and integration, quality assurance management,process reengineering and process maturity, metrics for cost andquality evaluation, software economics, and operationaleffectiveness evaluation for the management of large informationand software systems.A superb graduate-level text for software engineering, systemsengineering, and computer science programs, as well as businessadministration and management courses in managing IT, SystemsManagement for Information Technology and Software Engineering isalso an invaluable source of ideas, inspiration, and expertguidance for software and systems engineers, human factorsprofessionals, software development managers, and systemsmanagement engineers.Traditional software engineering approaches to managing innovation,productivity, and quality assurance focus almost entirely on theperformance of individual programmers. But, just as those workingin the environmental sphere have come to realize the dangers offocusing too narrowly on individual species while ignoring theneeds of overall ecosystems, thinkers in the field of informationsystems engineering have begun to recognize the need for a systemsmanagement approach that encompasses all facets of the softwaredevelopment organization.Now, this groundbreaking text offers such an approach. In it,Professor Andrew Sage provides readers with a rational frameworkfor the production of trustworthy, high-quality software andinformation technology systems. These combine cutting-edge systemsengineering methodologies developed at top software developmentfirms with innovative process management approaches that have beenintroduced successfully by many of the leading informationtechnology and other business organizations around the world overthe past decade. The bottom line of the systems management approachoutlined is total quality assurance through process-relatedimprovements throughout the entire organization. The book,therefore, addresses, in depth, a wide array of interrelatedissues, many of which are not generally covered in systemsengineering texts, including:* Process development life cycle* Process configuration management* Systems architectures and integration* Product development standards* Metrics for cost and operational effectiveness evaluation* Evaluation and reengineering of organizational cultures* Strategic quality assurance and Management, or TQM* Process reengineering and maturitySystems Management for Information Technology and SoftwareEngineering is an excellent graduate-level text for programs insoftware engineering, systems engineering, computer science, andbusiness administration and management. At the same time, it isalso an invaluable reference for working software and systemsengineers, human factors professionals, software development andinformation technology managers, and systems management engineers.