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Competitive Engineering documents Tom Gilb's unique, ground-breaking approach to communicating management objectives and systems engineering requirements, clearly and unambiguously.
Competitive Engineering is a revelation for anyone involved in management and risk control. Already used by thousands of project managers and systems engineers around the world, this is a handb
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ebook, 556 pages
Published July 15th 2005 by Butterworth-Heinemann (first published January 1st 2005)
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Piers Thompson
Terrible, terrible book. The preface warns you that the book is hard to read due to the density of new ideas. No! The book is hard to read because it is badly written. Worse than this, the book presents advice about how to run software projects without any evidence that the advice works.

It's all just the opinions of one guy. If you have a compelling reason to believe that Tom Gilb is the software development messiah then read this book. Otherwise start your reading list with people who actually
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Sami Poimala
This is toughest book I've ever read! It even sais it itself on the preface. "It's not about pages turned per minute, but ideas per minute". And ideas you really will get. Unless you lose your mind...

I don't mind about the markup language (PLAnguage) that much, but otherwise the book gives a lot of ideas on how to improve processes on software development.
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