As a registered member of SearchSoftwareQuality.com, you're entitled to a complimentary copy of the Preface and Chapter 1 from Surprise! Now You're a Software Project Manager written by Bas de Baar and published by Multi-Media Publications Inc. Chapter 1 introduces you to all the stakeholders in a project -- the customer, the supplier, the boss, the user -- and helps you understand their expectations.
It's late Friday afternoon and you have just been told by your boss that you will be the project manager for a new software development project starting first thing on Monday morning. Congratulations! Now, if only you had taken some project management training...
This book was written as a crash course for people with no project management background but who still are expected to manage a small software development project. It cuts through the jargon and gives you the basics: practical advice on where to start, what you should focus on, and where you can cut some corners. This book could help save your project... and your job!
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