"In the endgame, nerves are frayed, problems are
nasty, and people are getting exhausted. Whoever isn't working to complete the
endgame is staring at you and asking, 'Can we ship now? If not now, when?' Before
entering the endgame on your next software project, you don't need theory -- you
need proven, practical advice from an endgame veteran. Read Robert Galen's Software
Lister, coauthor of Peopleware
The Atlantic Systems Guild, systemsguild.com
". . . exposes you to the key practical work flows and realities of software
issue triage. I recommend this book to anyone in software development . . . who
wants to get high-quality software developed and shipped consistently on-time
-- Robert Sabourin
& Principal Consultant
author of I Am a Bug!
is a wonderful book. This technical book is surprisingly entertaining. The author
covers all the important areas of quality assurance and process improvement. The
information is well organized, straight to the point, and does not attempt to
force concepts down the reader's throat. . . . Readers will find the book to be
a valuable addition to their library, and I would recommend it to software development
professionals involved in all areas of the software development lifecycle. . .
"If you are looking for a fast, efficient, and effective
way to inject quality into your projects this book will certainly kick-start those
efforts. Software Endgames is informative, entertaining, and sufficiently
covers all areas of quality assurance and process improvement."
Mark L. Krug
posted on StickyMinds.com
"What I like about this book is it is current, pointed and
focused on what you can and can't do when faced with the endgame. Galen gives
you advice on how to avoid going crazy during the endgame based on sound logic
and practical experience. . . .
"This book is a book worth
reading. Again, it is a book about defects and what to do about them. It is a
book that you can use whether you are using either lightweight or heavyweight
development approaches. It is a book that should be on your reading list because
it can help you avoid buckling to pressure and delivering poor quality products
prematurely to market. All you have to do is stick to your guns during the endgame
and do what you believe is right using the defect data and trends that it recommends
you collect throughout the development."
-- Don Reifer
posted on Amazon.com
". . . anyone involved in this portion of a project, particularly those
in the management of it (and that is, any level of management, from team leader)
would definitely benefit from reading this book. . . .
is one of those where even if you only read the Table of Contents, you are going
to learn from it, even if you are experienced. . . .
"The text is readable,
interesting and never dull, with loads of examples."
". . . this book offers
practical advice, templates, checklists, tools, and examples for improving the
final phase of software project delivery. . . ."
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