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Why Does Software Cost So Much?
(And Other Puzzles of the Information Age)

by Tom DeMarco

ISBN: 978-0-932633-34-7  
©1995  248 pages   softcover  
$29.95 (plus shipping)

Subject(s): Software Engineering, Software Industry, Software Metrics, Software Project Management

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Preface: Abstraction and Insight

1. Why Does Software Cost So Much?

2. Mad About Measurement

3. Management-Aided Software Engineering with Sheila Brady

4. Lean and Mean

5. Standing Naked in the Snow
(Variation on a Theme by Yamaura)

6. If we did only one thing to improve . ..

7. Desktop Video: A Tutorial

8. Non-Technological Issues in Software Engineering

9. Challenge of the 90's: The Schools

10. Software Development: State of the Art vs. State of the Practice withTim

11. Software Productivity: The Covert Agenda

12. Taking a Second Look at the Software Factory

13. The Choir and the Team

14. Icons

15. On Naming a Company

16. Use of Video for Program Documentation with Curt Geertgens

17. Structured Analysis: The Beginnings of a New Discipline

18. The First Pastist Pronouncement

19. The Second Pastist Pronouncement

20. Twenty Years of Software Engineering: Looking Forward, Looking Back

21. Rock and Roll and Cola War

22. Something of Myself
Translator's Note

23. Pasta e Fagioli

24. Existence Modeling


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