Part I presented several perspectives on conventional software management. It objectively described a conventional project profile, conventional software economics, and conventional principles of software management. Parts II and III described a process framework and the management disciplines necessary to make a state change to a modern software process. Part IV completes the presentation of a modern software management framework. It revisits three of the Part I descriptions of conventional results and describes the performance of the modern software management process.
The material in Part IV is mostly conjecture, including an expectation (Chapter 15), some hypotheses (Chapter 16), and some heuristics (Chapter 17). Chapter 15 sets forth the expected profile of a well-managed iterative development project and describes how it would differ from conventional project experience. Chapter 16 presents some hypothetical observations about next-generation software economics. Chapter 17 highlights some of the cultural changes necessary in transitioning to modern software management techniques. These presentations follow the same format as Part I so that the discriminating differences are clear.
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