The goal of a project manager is to complete a software project on time, within budget, and to the customer's specifications. The reality, however, is that the project manager is often a programmer or developer who lacks the management skills necessary to meet these goals. This book provides the guidance accidental project managers need to ensure the success of a software project.
PATRICIA ENSWORTH is a vice president of Systems Development and manager of Software Quality Assurance at Moody's Investors Services. Over the course of her 20-year career in software development, she has worked as a project manager, systems analyst, system administrator, product manager, developer, tester, technical writer, and trainer, and has participated in development projects for products ranging from mainframe applications to Internet e-commerce systems.