Managing Complex Software Projects

Experiences With Real-Time Mission-Critical Systems
  • T. P. Conrad
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSPS, volume 17)

Abstract

Managing any large development project is a challenge. When the system under development incorporates vast amounts of software, the management challenge is made much more difficult. When that software must perform at rates dictated by external events, when its successful operation involves human-machine collaboration to make decisions in the presence of uncertain data, and when system failure cannot be tolerated, then the difficulty in managing the development to a successful conclusion is beyond most managers’ ability.

Keywords

Software Development Software Project Complex Software Infrastructure Software Software Development Environment 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. P. Conrad
    • 1
  1. 1.U S. Naval Undersea Warfare CenterNewportUSA

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