Book: Software Change Management: Case Studies and Practical Advice
Publisher: Microsoft Press
This book presents ten case studies that revolve around how to manage change in
industrial, governmental, and academic settings. Each case was selected to communicate
lessons learned that the reader can use to address typical issues that occur
during the process of change. Context-sensitive knowledge about how others managed
change within these settings is communicated by describing what others did when
faced with adversity.
Why is it so difficult to change organizations? What does it really take to make “process improvement” yield measurable results? For more than 30 years, Donald Riefer has been guiding software teams through the technical, organizational, and people issues that must be managed in order to make meaningful process changes—and better products. This practical guide draws from his extensive experience, featuring 11 case studies spanning the public and private sectors and even academia. Each case study illuminates the original conditions; describes options and recommendations; details reactions, outcomes, and lessons learned; and provides essential references and resources.
Eleven case studies provide insightful, empirical data from real-world organizations
Provides a broad view across organizational settings and factors, such as personnel, and technical environments, including cloud, Agile, and open source options
Illuminates the hard-won lessons, tradeoffs, and impacts—with advice on how to engineer successful, sustainable changes yourself