Business Modeling To top of page

BRO95 Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. 1995. The Mythical Man-Month-Essays on Software Engineering 2nd ed. Reading, MA, Addison Wesley Longman.
  A classic that should be read and re-read by everyone involved in software development. We recommend this 20-year anniversary edition rather than the original 1975 edition.
CLA97 Carl von Clausewitz 1997. On War. Wordsworth Editions.
One of the greatest books ever written on the subject of war, and applicable to the field of management.
CHM95 James Champy 1995. Reengineering Management: The Mandate for New Leadership. New York, NY: HarperCollins.
Gives some insight into the precarious art of managing a business (re-)engineering effort.
DVP93 Thomas H. Davenport 1993. Process Innovation-Reengineering Work through Information Technology. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press.
Solid and comprehensive introduction about how information technology enables business improvement and (re-)engineering.
GAO97 United States General Accounting Office 1997. Business Process Reengineering Assessment Guide. -- This hyperlink in not present in this generated website
Describes a framework for assessing a business (re-)engineering effort.
ERI00 Hans-Erik Eriksson and Magnus Penker 2000. Business Modeling With UML: Business Patterns at Work. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Presents a set of valuable patterns for business modeling.
HAM93 Michael Hammer and James Champy 1993.  Reengineering the Corporation-A Manifesto for Business Revolution. 
New York, NY: HarperBusiness.
The book that popularized the movement of business (re-)engineering. An excellent complement to The Object Advantage-Business Process Reengineering with Object Technology cited above
HAR91 H. James Harrington 1991. Business Process Improvement: The Breakthrough Strategy for Total Quality, Productivity, and Competitiveness. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
Another contributor to the topic of business (re-)engineering. 
JAC94 Ivar Jacobson, Maria Ericsson, and Agneta Jacobson 1994. The Object Advantage-Business Process Reengineering with Object Technology. Addison Wesley Longman.
The basis of the Business Modeling discipline, this is the very first book that applied object technology to the field of business modeling.
KAP96 Robert Kaplan and David Norton 1996. The Balanced Scorecard. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press.
Best practices for successfully implementing the Balanced Scorecard.
KOT96 John P. Kotter 1996. Leading Change. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press.
A practical, proven model for planning and managing organizational change.
MARS00 Chris Marshall 2000. Enterprise Modeling with UML. Addison Wesley Longman.
Describes how to create business models that facilitate the development software systems.
NDL97 David A. Nadler and Michael L. Tushman 1999.  Competing by Design-the Power of Organizational Architecture. Oxford University Press.
Defines organizational architecture and capabilities as a source of competitive advantage.
OHM91 Kenichi Ohmae 1991.  The Mind of the Strategist: The Art of Japanese Business. McGraw-Hill.
A crisp and practical guide to strategic management.
ODL98 James J. Odell 1998.  Advanced Object-Oriented Analysis & Design Using UML. Cambridge University Press.
Provides a good overview, among other things, on the topic of business rules.
PFE99 Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert Sutton 1999.  The Knowing-Doing Gap. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press.
Discusses the reasons why some organizations do not apply their own lessons learned and provides pointers for how to overcome this challenge.
PLR99 R. Steven Player (Editor) and David Keys (Editor) 1999.  Activity-Based Management: Arthur Andersen's Lessons from the ABM Battlefield. Wiley Cost Management Series.
An introduction to understanding the management of costs, and how to implement activity-based costing (ABC) and activity-based management (ABM) systems.
POR98 Michael Porter 1998.  Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors. Simon & Schuster, Inc.
A practical guide for the strategic planner.
ROS97 Ron Ross 1997.  The Business Rule Book: Classifying, Defining and Modeling Rules. Boston, MA: Database Research Group.
A complete handbook for the business rules analyst.
SEY98 Patricia Seybold 1998. Random House Publishing.
An excellent collection of practical guidelines and case studies on the benefits of e-business and (re-)engineering.

Configuration Management To top of page

BER92 H. Berlack 1992. Software Configuration Management. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
BUC93 J. Buckley 1993. Implementing Configuration Management, Hardware, Software and Firmware.  Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Science Press.
WHI00 Brian White and Geoff Glemm 2000. Software Configuration Management Strategies and Rational ClearCase: A Practical Introduction. Addison-Wesley Longman.
WHI91 David Whitgift 1991. Methods and Tools for Software Configuration Management.  New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Miscellaneous To top of page

BOU94 Serge Bouchy 1994.  L'ingénierie des systèmes informatiques évolutifs, Paris, France: Eyrolles, 330p.
BRO95 Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. 1995. The Mythical Man-Month-Essays on Software Engineering 2nd ed. Reading, MA, Addison Wesley Longman.
A classic that should be read and re-read by everyone involved in software development. We recommend this 20-year anniversary edition rather than the original 1975 edition.
CON92 D. Conner 1992. Managing at the Speed of Change. New York, NY: Random House, Inc.
DAT99 C.J. Date 1999. An Introduction to Database Systems.  7th ed.  New York, NY: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.
Excellent introduction, reference, and source of background information on Database Systems.
DAV95 Alan Davis 1995. 201 Principles of Software Development.  New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
Full of good advice for every team member on a project.
DEG90 Peter DeGrace and Leslie Stahl 1990. Wicked Problems, Righteous Solutions: A Catalog of Modern Software Engineering Practices. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Yourdon Press.
An insightful book on various process lifecycles and their origins, flaws, and strengths; useful for understanding the importance of process.
DEI84 Harvey M. Deitel 1984. An Introduction to Operating Systems. Addison Wesley Longman.
FIS96 Charles Fishman 1996. Johnson Space Center Shuttle Software Group, "They Write the Right Stuff". Fastcompany, Issue 6, p. 95, December, 1996.
GRA97 Ian Graham, et al. 1997. The OPEN Process Specification. Harlow, England: Addison Wesley Longman.
Another process model, coming from down under that shares some principles with the Rational Unified Process (RUP).
HAC97 JoAnn T. Hackos and Dawn M. Stevens 1997. Standards for Online Communication. John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
For the modern technical writer, this book has become the defacto standard. It defines a process for developing user manuals, specifically focusing on how you produce online help systems.
HER99 Peter Herzum and Oliver Sims 1999. Business Component Factory: A Comprehensive Overview of Component-Based Development for the Enterprise. John Wiley & Sons.
Defines and describes component-based development-from creating small components to creating federations of large component-based systems.
IBM2000 IBM System Integrated Method. International Business Machines Corporation 1998, 1999, 2000.
IBM99a An Approach to Designing e-business Solutions. International Business Machines Corporation 1999. -- This hyperlink in not present in this generated website
IBM99b Design Considerations: From Client Server Applications to e-business Applications. International Business Machines Corporation 1999. -- This hyperlink in not present in this generated website
IBM99c The Front of IBM WebSphere-Building e-business User Interfaces. International Business Machines Corporation 1999. -- This hyperlink in not present in this generated website
IBM98a Architecture Description Standard: Overview.  International Business Machines Corporation 1998.
IBM98b Architecture Description Standard: Semantic Specification.  International Business Machines Corporation 1998.
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IBM97 IBM 1997. Developing Object-Oriented Software-An Experienced- based Approach. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
Like the RUP, an iterative, incremental, object-oriented, scenario-driven, risk-aware process developed by the IBM Object Technology Center.
IE610.12 IEEE Std 610.12-1990. IEEE Standard Glossary of Software Engineering Terminology. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.: New York, NY, 10017-2394, USA. 1990.
JAV03 JavaTM 2 Platform, Standard Edition, v 1.4.2 API Specification -
JEL93 J. Jellison 1993. Overcoming Resistance: A Practical Guide to Producing Change in the Workplace.  New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
KAT93 Jon R. Katzenbach and Douglas K. Smith 1993. The Wisdom of Teams. New York, NY: Harper Business.
The secret of effective teams.
KET98 Nasser Kettani, et al. 1998. De Merise à UML. Paris, France: Editions Eyrolles.
Merise is a very popular software development methodology in France, which has been upgraded to use UML. It has some similitude with the RUP.
LEA97 Doug Lea 1999.  Concurrent Programming in Java. Addison Wesley Longman.
MCA95 Jim McCarthy 1995.  Dynamics of Software Development. Redmond, WA: Microsoft Press.
Fifty-three rules of thumb by a Microsoft development manager.
MCO97 Steve McConnell 1997.  Software Project Survival Guide. Redmond, WA: Microsoft Press.
A collection of practical experience on how to deliver successful software projects.
MCO93 Steve McConnell 1993. Code Complete-A Practical Handbook of Software Construction. Redmond, WA: Microsoft Press.
A great book for the implementers and for testers looking at the implementation, integration, and test aspects of the development process.
MOS98 Microsoft 1998. The Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications.  Redmond, WA: Microsoft Press.
STA97 Jennifer Stapleton 1997.  The Dynamic System Development Method. Addison Wesley Longman.
At 15,000 feet, the DSDM approach could be seen as an introduction to the RUP. Although they use a different terminology, the two processes are very close to each other, and you can see the RUP as an instance or an implementation of  DSDM.
TAN86 Andrew S. Tannenbaum 1986. Operating Systems: Design and Implementation.  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
WID00 R. Max Wideman and PMForum, February, 1999 and January, 2000. Wideman Comparative Glossary of Project Management Terms v2.0.
This great collection of various software engineering terms and their many definitions is available online at -- This hyperlink in not present in this generated website
YOU97 Edward Yourdon 1997. Death March: Managing "Mission Impossible" Projects. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
An interesting view on project troubles.

Modeling and Unified Modeling Language To top of page

BOO98 G. Booch, J. Rumbaugh, and I. Jacobson, 1998. UML User Guide. Addison-Wesley Longman.
Published at the same time as Rational Unified Process 5.1, this book is an excellent user's guide on UML by its main authors.
CHE01 John Cheesman and John Daniels, 2001. UML Components: A Simple Process for Specifying Component-Based Software. Addison-Wesley Longman.
This book provides a lot of in-depth practical guidance for specifying component-based systems, at the same time remaining compact and readable.
CONA99 Jim Conallen, 1999. Building Web Applications with UML. Addison-Wesley Longman.
A good introduction to the basics of web application development in the context of the RUP. This book also shows how to use the UML to model web applications and introduces a Web Application Extension to the UML.
DOUG98 Bruce Powel Douglass 1998. Real-Time UML. Addison Wesley Longman.
Using UML as the notation, this book offers good advice on the application of object-oriented technology for real-time systems.
ERI04 Hans-Erik Eriksson, Magnus Penker, Brian Lyons and David Fado 2004. UML 2 Toolkit. Indianopolis: Wiley Publishing, Inc.
ERI97 Hans-Erik Eriksson and Magnus Penker 1997. UML Toolkit. New York: John Wiley & Sons.
A more comprehensive book on UML as seen from Sweden by another pair of Rational friends.
FOW97 Martin Fowler 1997. UML Distilled-Applying the standard object modeling language. Addison-Wesley Longman.
A very nice little introduction to UML if you're in a hurry.
FRA03 David S. Frankel 2003. Model Driven Architecture: Applying MDA to Enterprise Computing. John Wiley & Sons.
    A foundational work on the OMG's Model Driven Architecture initiative, written by one of its principal developers.
KLE03 Anneke Kleppe, Jos Warmer and Wim Bast 2003. MDA Explained-The Model Driven Architecture(TM):Practice and Promise. Addison-Wesley.
    More useful insights into MDA from a practitioner's viewpoint, written by contributors to the creation of MDA.
LAR02 Craig Larman 2002.  Applying UML and Patterns: An Introduction to Object-Oriented Analysis and Design and the Unified Process, 2nd ed. Prentice-Hall, Inc.
This book is a great illustration of what happens in the Analysis & Design discipline. It teaches analysis and design, the use of UML, and the application of the concept of pattern in the context of the Unified Process. By presenting the case study in an iterative, risk-driven, architecture-centric process, Mr. Larman's advice has a realistic context. He exposes the dynamics of what really happens in software development and shows the external forces at play. The design activities are connected to other tasks, and they no longer appear as a purely cerebral activity of systematic transformations or creative intuition.
MEL04 Stephen J. Mellor, Kendall Scott, Axel Uhl, Dirk Weise 2004. MDA Distilled-Principles of Model-Driven Architecture. Addison-Wesley.
    Extracts and presents the essence of MDA, with an emphasis on the technology for executable models.
MUL98 Pierre-Alain Muller 1998.  Instant UML. Wrox Inc.
Another short introduction to UML by a former colleague.
NBG01 Eric J. Naiburg and Robert A. Maksimchuk 2001. UML For Database Design. New York, NY: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.
    Application of UML to database modeling and design.  Supported throughout by a case study.
OMG03 MDA Guide Version 1.0.1. Object Management Group. Document omg/2003-06-01, June 2003

A specification of the concepts and terminology of Model Driven Architecture from the OMG. -- This hyperlink in not present in this generated website

QUA98 Terry Quatrani 1998. Visual Modeling with Rational Rose and UML. Addison Wesley Longman.
    Provides step-by-step guidance on how to build UML models. At the same time, it follows the RUP, in effect providing a small scale example.
RUM05 James Rumbaugh, Ivar Jacobson, Grady Booch, 2005. The Unified Modeling Language Reference Manual, second edition. Addison-Wesley, Boston.
RUM98 J. Rumbaugh, I. Jacobson, and G. Booch, 1998. UML Reference Manual. Addison Wesley Longman.
Certainly more digestible than the OMG standard; UML fully exposed by its main authors.
UML01 OMG Unified Modeling Language Specification, Version 1.4.  Rational Software Corporation, 18880 Homestead Road, Cupertino, CA 95014, and Object Management Group, Inc., 492 Old Connecticut Path, Framingham, MA 01701.
The latest specification of the UML. Available online at -- This hyperlink in not present in this generated website
UML04 OMG Unified Modeling Language Specification, Version 2.0.  Object Management Group, Inc., Needham, MA 02494
Final Adopted Specification (2003-08-02)
UML96 G. Booch, J. Rumbaugh, and I. Jacobson 1996. The Unified Modeling Language for Object-Oriented Development. Documentation set, version 0.9 Addendum, Rational Software Corporation.
UML95 G. Booch and J. Rumbaugh 1995. Unified Method for Object-Oriented Development. Documentation set, version 0.8, Rational Software Corporation.

Object-Oriented Technology To top of page

BOO93 Grady Booch 1993. Object-Oriented Analysis and Design with Applications, 2nd edition. Redwood City, CA: The Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company.
BUH96 R. J. A. Buhr and R. S. Casselman 1996. Use Case Maps for Object-Oriented Systems. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
This book develops some other views on use cases.
JAC92 Ivar Jacobson, et al. 1992. Object-Oriented Software Engineering-A Use Case-Driven Approach, Wokingham, England: Addison Wesley Longman.
RUM91 James Rumbaugh, et al. 1991. Object-Oriented Modeling and Design. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
The three books above are the original roots to the object-oriented analysis and design discipline from "the three amigos", just before the advent of the UML and the RUP. Despite the use of their original notations, they are still the key references for OO designers.
RUM96 James Rumbaugh 1996. OMT Insights. New York: SIGS Books.
A complement to the original  OMT book, diving into special topics: inheritance, use cases, and so on.
SEL94 Bran Selic, Garth Gullekson, and Paul Ward 1994. Real-time Object-Oriented Modeling. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
The reference work on using object technology for the design of reactive systems by the people who have brought us ObjecTime Developer.
WIR90 Rebecca Wirfs-Brock, Brian Wilkerson, and Lauren Wiener 1990. Designing Object-Oriented Software. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
This book describes the Class, Responsibility, Collaboration (CRC) approach to object-oriented software development.

Project Management To top of page

AMI95 K. Pulford, A. Kuntzmann-Combelles, and S. Shirlaw 1995. A Quantitative Approach to Software Management-The AMI Handbook. Addison Wesley Longman. 
BOE00 Barry W. Boehm et al, 2000. Software Cost Estimation with COCOMO II. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
The successor to the original classic work.
BOE81 Barry W. Boehm 1981. Software Engineering Economics. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
A classic work on software effort estimation that describes the original COCOMO estimation model.
BOE91 Barry W. Boehm 1991. Software Risk Management: Principles and Practices, IEEE Software, Jan. 1991, IEEE, pp.32-41.
Still the best little introduction to risk management.
BOO95 Grady Booch 1995. Object Solutions-Managing the Object-Oriented Project. Addison Wesley Longman.
A pragmatic book for managers of object-oriented projects; one of the sources on the underlying philosophy of the RUP.
CAN01 Murray Cantor 2001. Software Leadership. Addison-Wesley Longman.
CAR93 Marvin J. Carr, et al. 1993. Taxonomy-Based Risk Identification, Technical Report CMU/SEI-93-TR-6, Pittsburgh, PA, SEI, June 1993, 24p.
Provides a source of inspiration to get started on your own list of risks.
CHA89 Robert Charette 1989. Software Engineering Risk Analysis and Management. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
Practical perspective on risk management.
CHID94 Chidamber and Kemerer 1994. A metrics suite for object-oriented design, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 20(6), 1994.
One of the original contributions to the field of OO software metrics.
CLE96 Robert T. Clemen 1996. Making Hard Decisions: An Introduction to Decision Analysis. Duxbury Press. 
Thorough yet accessible treatment of the fundamentals of decision analysis.
DEV95 Michael T. Devlin and Walker E. Royce.  Improving Software Economics in the Aerospace and Defense Industry, Technical Paper TP-46, Santa Clara, CA, Rational Software Corporation, 1995.
EVA98 James R. Evans and David L. Olson 1998. Introduction to Simulation and Risk Analysis.  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
Good introduction to the use of simulation for business modeling.
FAI94 Richard Fairley 1994. "Risk Management for Software Project," IEEE Software, 11 (3), May 1994, pp.57-67
Straightforward strategy for risk management if you have never done this before.
GIL88 Tom Gilb 1988. Principles of Software Engineering Management. Harlow, England: Addison Wesley Longman.
A great book by a pioneer of iterative development, it's full of pragmatic advice for the project manager.
HEND96 Brian Henderson-Sellers 1996. Object-Oriented Metrics, Measures of Complexity. Prentice Hall PTR.
Good, detailed coverage of OO-specific metrics.
JON94 Capers Jones 1994. Assessment and Control of Software Risks. Yourdon Press.
An indispensable source of risks to check your list against to make sure it's is complete.
KAR96 Dale Karolak 1996. Software Engineering Risk Management. Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society Press.
Offers more sophisticated advice and techniques for risk management.
MCO96 Steve McConnell 1996. Rapid Development. Redmond, WA: Microsoft Press.
Excellent coverage of good practice for rapid software development
MSP97 User's Guide for Microsoft Project 98, Microsoft Corporation, 1997.
OCO94 Fergus O'Connell 1994. How to Run Successful Projects. New York, NY: Prentice-Hall International.
A real gem! Everything you really need to know to manage your first project, in 170 pages.
PMI96 A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge. The Project Management Institute: Newton Square, PA, 19073-3299, USA. 1996.
PUT92 Lawrence Putnam & Ware Myers 1992. Measures for Excellence: Reliable Software On Time, Within Budget. Yourdon Press.
ROY98 Walker Royce 1998. Software Project Management: A Unified Framework. Addison Wesley Longman.
An indispensable companion to the RUP, this book describes the spirit of the Rational Process and its underlying software economics. Full of great advice for the project manager.
VOS96 David Vose 1996. Quantitative Risk Analysis: A Guide to Monte Carlo Simulation Modeling. John Wiley & Sons.
A good guide to the modeling of uncertainty using Monte Carlo techniques.
WHIT97 Scott Whitmire 1997. Object-Oriented Design Measurement. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
A good, if mathematically challenging, treatment of the theoretical basis of software measurement.

Requirements Management To top of page

AND96 Stephen J. Andriole 1996. Managing Systems Requirements: Methods, Tools, and Cases. McGraw Hill.
BEY98 Hugh Beyer and Karen Holtzblatt 1998. Contextual Design. San Francisco, CA: Morgan Kaufmann Publishers.
BIT03 Kurt Bittner and Ian Spence 2003. Use Case Modeling. Addison Wesley Longman.
Comprehensive coverage of use case techniques and practices, including useful examples showing how use-case specifications evolve over time.
COC01a Alistair Cockburn 2001. Writing Effective Use Cases. Addison Wesley Longman.
Excellent guidance for those who need to write use cases. Multiple styles and techniques contrasted with insight in an unbiased way. Many helpful tips to improve your use cases.
CON99 Larry Constantine and Lucy A.D. Lockwood 1999. Software for Use. Reading, MA: Addison Wesley Longman.
An excellent book on user-centric design, focusing on techniques and practical guidelines for developing software that is usable.
COO99 Alan Cooper1999. The Inmates are Running the Asylum. Indianapolis, IN: SAMS.
DAV93 Alan Davis 1993. Software Requirements-Objects, Functions and States. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.
FIS91 Roger Fisher and William Ury 1991. Getting to Yes-Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In, 2nd Edition. Penguin Books USA.
GAU89 Donald Gause and Gerald Weinberg 1989. Exploring Requirements-Quality Before Design. New York, NY: Dorset House.
GOU88 John D. Gould 1988. "How to Design Usable Systems", in Helander, Martin, ed. Handbook of Computer Interaction, pp. 757-789, North-Holland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
GOU87 John D. Gould, Stephen J. Boies, Stephen Levy, John T. Richards and Jim Schoonard 1987. "The 1984 Olympic Message System: a test of behavioral principles of system design", in Communications of the ACM, Vol. 30, No. 9, pp. 758-769.
GRA92 Robert Grady 1992. Practical Software Metrics for Project Management and Process Improvement. Prentice-Hall.
HOL96 Holtzblatt, K., and H. Beyer 1996. "Contextual Design: Principles and Practice," Field Methods for Software and Systems Design. D. Wixon and J. Ramey (Eds.), NY, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
IE830 IEEE Std 830-1993. Recommended Practice for Software Requirements Specifications. Software Engineering Standards Committee of the IEEE Computer Society: New York, NY, 1993.
ISO13407 ISO/TC159 1999. Human-centred design processes for interactive systems. Report ISO 13407:1999, International Organization for Standardization, Geneva, Switzerland.
KOV99 Benjamin L. Kovitz 1999. Practical Software Requirements-A Manual of Content & Style. Manning Publications.
LEF99 Dean Leffingwell and Don Widrig 1999. Effective Requirements Management. Addison Wesley Longman.
MAY99 Deborah J. Mayhew1999. The Usability Engineering Lifecycle. Morgan Kaufmann Publishers.
SCH98 Geri Schneider and Jason P. Winters 1998. Applying Use Cases-A Practical Guide. Addison Wesley Longman.
SOM97 Ian Sommerville and Pete Sawyer 1997. Requirements Engineering-A Good Practice Guide. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
THA97 Richard H. Thayer and Merlin Dorfman 1997. Software Requirements Engineering, 2nd Edition. IEEE Computer Society Press.
WEI95 Gerald Weinberg, 1995. "Just Say No! Improving the Requirements Process", American Programmer, October 1995.

Software Architecture To top of page

BAS98 Len Bass, Paul Clements, and Rick Kazman 1998. Software Architecture in Practice. Addison Wesley Longman.
A handbook of software architecture, with numerous case studies.
BOS00 Jan Bosch 2000. Design and Use of Software Architecture. Addison Wesley Longman.
BUS96 Frank Buschmann, Régine Meunier, Hans Rohnert, Peter Sommerlad, and Michael Stahl 1996. Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture-A System of Patterns, New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Following the model of the "gang of four" book (Gamma, et al, see above) this book makes an inventory of a wide range of design patterns at the level of the architecture.
CKK02 Paul Clements, Rick Kazman, and Mark Klein 2002. Evaluating Software Architecture, Addison Wesley Longman.
CLE02 Paul Clements et al. 2002. Documenting Software Architectures: Views and Beyond, Addison Wesley Longman.
CLN02 Paul Clements and Linda Northrop 2002. Software Product Lines: Practice and Patterns, Addison Wesley Longman.
The preceding three books are from the Software Engineering Institute's architecture study group. Evaluating Software Architecture provides useful input for architectural reviews. Documenting Software Architectures: Views and Beyond fully embraces the concept of views and helps with developing a Software Architecture document.
DIK01 David M. Dikel, David Kane, and James R. Wilson 2001. Software Architecture - Organizational Principles and Patterns, Prentice-Hall.
Describes the VRAPS model of architecting: Vision, Rhythm, Anticipation, Partnering, and Simplification. This is a good reference for the budding architect to put his or her role in context.
FOW97a Martin Fowler 1997. Analysis Patterns: Reusable Object Models. Addison Wesley Longman. 
GAM94 Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson and John Vlissides 1994. Design Patterns-Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software. Addison Wesley Longman.
One of the earlier works on patterns, this book deals with patterns "in the small".
GAR93 David Garlan and Mary Shaw. An Introduction to Software Architecture.  SEI Technical Report CMU/SEI-94-TR-21.
HOF99 Christine Hofmeister, Robert Nord, and Dilip Soni 1999. Applied Software Architecture. Addison Wesley Longman.
Proposes an alternate set of architectural views and describes the corresponding process. As the views are not too far from the RUP views, this book is an excellent complement to the guidance found in RUP. Contains several examples of architecture from the biomedical field.
IEP1471 IEEE Recommended Practice for Architectural Description, IEEE Std P1471, 2000.
This standard recommends architectural description based on the concept of multiple views, of which the RUP 4+1 view is an example.
JAC97 Ivar Jacobson, Martin Griss and Patrik Jonsson, 1997. Software Reuse-Architecture, Process and Organization for Business Success. Addison Wesley Longman.
A great companion book to the RUP, this book offers insights on the design of components and systems of interconnected system, and lays out a strategy for institutionalizing a practice of systematic reuse at the corporate level.
KRU95 Philippe Kruchten 1995, "The 4+1 view model of architecture," IEEE Software. 12(6), November 1995.
The origin of the 4+1 views used for architectural description in the RUP.
LMFS96 Lockheed Martin Federal STARS (Software Technology for Adaptable, Reliable Systems) Program. Domain Engineering Guidebook.
This Guidebook provides a high-level description of the Domain Engineering  process in the context of a real organization-the U.S. Air Force's Space and Warning Systems Center.
PW92 Dewayne E. Perry and Alexander L. Wolf. Foundations for the Study of Software Architecture. ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes, 17(4):40-52, October 1992.
REC97 Eberhardt Rechtin and Mark Maier 1997. The Art of System Architecting. Boca Ration, FL: CRC Press.
Although not specifically directed to software engineers, these two books are extremely valuable for software architects: in particular, they introduce an invaluable set of heuristics and many examples of architecture.
REC91 Eberhardt Rechtin 1991. Systems Architecting: creating and building complex systems. Englewood Cliffs NJ: Prentice-Hall.
ROY91 Walker E. Royce and Winston Royce, "Software Architecture: Integrating Process and Technology," Quest, 14 (1), 1991, Redondo Beach, CA: TRW, pp.2-15.
SHA96 Mary Shaw and David Garlan 1996. Software Architecture-Perspectives on an Emerging Discipline. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
A good introduction to the concepts and problems of software architecture.
WIT94 Bernard I. Witt, F. Terry Baker, and Everett W. Merritt 1994. Software Architecture and Design-Principles, Models, and Methods. New York, NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold.
One of the first comprehensive book written on software architecture.

Software Development Process To top of page

AMB99 Scott W. Ambler 1999. More Process Patterns: Delivering Large-Scale Systems Using Object Technology. New York, NY: SIGS Books/Cambridge University Press.
The companion to [AMB98].
AMB98 Scott W. Ambler 1998. Process Patterns: Building Large-Scale Systems Using Object Technology. New York, NY: SIGS Books/Cambridge University Press.
A good resource on process tailoring and applying object-oriented techniques to software engineering projects.
BOE96 Barry W. Boehm 1996, "Anchoring the Software Process," IEEE Software, July 1996, pp.73-82.
This article defines the four phases and the corresponding milestones.
BOE88 Barry W. Boehm 1988, "A Spiral Model of Software Development and Enhancement," Computer, May 1988, IEEE, pp.61-72.
This seminal article defines the principles and motivations of iterative development.
COC01 Alistair Cockburn 2001. Agile Software Development Addison-Wesley Publishing Co.
Peers into the team dynamics, the cultures, the communications aspects of software development.
DOD94 Software Development and Documentation, MIL-STD-498, U.S. Department of Defense, December 1994.
FER01 Xavier Ferre et al. 2001, "Usability Basics for Software Developers," IEEE Software, January 2001, pp. 22-29.
HIG00 James A. Highsmith 2000. Adaptive Software Development: A Collaborative Approach to Managing Complex Systems. Dorset House.
This book is a great companion book to the RUP-a fantastic and convincing plea for iterative development. Very practical advice for the project manager.
HUM89 Watts S. Humphrey 1989. Managing the Software Process. Reading, MA: Addison Wesley Longman.
A classic book on software process and the capability maturity model developed at the Software Engineering Institute.
ISO95 ISO/IEC 12207 Information Technology-Software Life-cycle Processes. ISO, Geneva, 1995, 57p.
ISO91 ISO 9000-3 Guidelines for the Application of ISO 9001 to the Development, Supply, and Maintenance of Software. ISO, Geneva 1991.
Two key standards for software process definition and assessment.
JAC98 Ivar Jacobson, Grady Booch, and James Rumbaugh 1998. The Unified Software Development Process. Addison Wesley Longman.
This recent textbook is a more thorough description of the Unified Process and is a useful companion to the RUP. Also provides examples of UML modeling.
JAC97 Ivar Jacobson, Martin Griss, and Patrik Jonsson 1997. Software Reuse-Architecture, Process and Organization for Business Success. Addison Wesley Longman.
This textbook on software reuse is great complement to the RUP. It features also some great chapters on architecture.
JEF01 Ron Jeffries, Ann Anderson, and Chet Hendrickson 2001. Extreme Programming Installed. Addison-Wesley.
This book describes practical Extreme Programming techniques.
KRU96 Philippe Kruchten 1996. "A Rational Development Process", CrossTalk, 9 (7), July 1996, p.11-16.
Developed with Walker Royce, Sue Mickel, and a score of Rational consultants, this article describes the iterative lifecycle of the Rational Process.
KRU91 Philippe Kruchten 1991. "Un processus de dévelopment de logiciel itératif et centré sur l´architecture", Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Software Engineering, December 1991, Toulouse, France, EC2.
The Rational iterative process in French.
KRU00 Philippe Kruchten 2000. The Rational Unified Process, An Introduction, Second Edition. Addison Wesley Longman. 
Indespensible as an introductory text, this "mile wide, inch deep" overview quickly introduces you to the concepts, structure, content, and motivation of the RUP.
KRO03 Per Kroll and Philippe Kruchten 2003. The Rational Unified Process Made Easy, A Practitioners Guide to the RUP. Addison Wesley Longman. 
A practical guide to adopting the spirit, principles and practices of the RUP. An invaluable resource in helping you decide how to apply the RUP in your organization or project.
MCF96 Robert McFeeley 1996. IDEAL: A User's Guide for Software Process Improvement. Software Engineering Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, CMU/SEI-96-HB-001.
Describes a software process improvement program model called IDEAL, a generic description of a sequence of recommended steps for initiating and managing a process implementation project.
PAR86 David L. Parnas and Paul C. Clements, "A Rational Design Process: How and Why to Fake It", IEEE Trans. Software Eng., Feb. 1986, pp.251-257.
PAU93 Mark Paulk, et al. 1993. Capability Maturity Model for Software, Version 1.1. Software Engineering Institute, Pittsburgh, PA SEI-93-TR-024.
The original reference for the capability maturity model.
ROY90 Walker E. Royce, "TRW's Ada Process Model for Incremental Development of Large Software Systems", Proceedings ICSE 12, March 26-30, 1990, Nice, France, IEEE, pp.2-11.
ROY70 Winston W. Royce, "Managing the Development of Large Software Systems: Concepts and Techniques", Proceedings, WESCON, August 1970.

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BAC01a James Bach 2001. What Is Exploratory Testing? (And How It Differs from Scripted Testing). Software Testing and Quality Engineering Magazine, Jan 29, 2001.
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BAS87 BAS87 Victor R. Basili and H. Dieter Rombach 1987. Tailoring the Software Process to Project Goals and Environments. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Software Engineering Software, IEEE Press.
BEI95 Boris Beizer 1995. Black Box Testing. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Various strategies to develop test cases for the functional testing of software. Dr. Beizer's writing style and wit make this book easy and fun to read, with excellent, understandable examples.
BLA99 Rex Black 1999. Managing the Testing Process. Microsoft Press.
This book is a good source of information about managing system testing teams.
GLA81 Robert L. Glass 1981. Persistent Software Errors. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, March 1981.
IE829 IEEE 829-1983 Standard for Software Test Documentation. Software Engineering Standards Committee of the IEEE Computer Society, New York.
KAN01 Cem Kaner, James Bach, and Bret Pettichord 2001. Lessons Learned in Software Testing. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
A wealth of tips and tricks that help to address a wide variety of issues faced in the testing of computer software. Broad coverage of management, psychological as well as the technical aspects of software testing. Valuable guidance for the novice and the expert alike.
KAN99 Cem Kaner, Jack Falk, and Hung Quoc Nguyen 1999. Testing Computer Software, 2nd Edition. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Billed as "The best-selling software testing book of all time", this book offers a broad coverage of various aspects of software testing.
MAR00 Brian Marick 2000. Faults of Omission. Software Testing and Quality Engineering Magazine, March-April 2000.
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MYE79 Glenford J. Myers 1979. The Art of Software Testing, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York.
This is one of the classic works of software testing literature. Even today this timelesss text offers useful, practical, and relevent guidance.
OST84 Thomas J. Ostrand and Elaine J. Weyuker 1984. Collecting and Categorizing Software Error Data in an Industrial Environment. Journal of Systems and Software, Vol. 4, 1984.













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