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Debugging the Development Process: Practical Strategies for Staying Focused, Hitting Ship Dates, and Building Solid Teams

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In Debugging the Development Process, Maguire describes the sometimes controversial but always effective practices that enabled his software teams at Microsoft to develop high-quality software - on schedule. With the refreshing candor reviewers admired in Writing Solid Code, Maguire talks about what did and what didn't work at Microsoft and tells you how to energize softwa
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Paperback, 183 pages
Published August 1st 1994 by Microsoft Press
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Ds001
Jan 09, 2017 Ds001 rated it it was amazing
still relevant in 2017.
steve
Jan 18, 2009 steve rated it it was amazing
I read this book entirely on flights from Burbank to San Jose, and it was great in that every chapter has a simple, actionable item which will make workflow in your group more efficient. I've seen some criticism of the book in that it's too simplistic. While it's true that many of the tools are simple, it's worth asking yourself:
* When is the last time you wrote down clear goals for a project or road map and shared them with your team?
* Do you immediately schedule bug fixes as bugs are discovere
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Mikal
Sep 21, 2012 Mikal rated it really liked it
Useful book. It's a look at the more managerial and project management aspects of the Product Manager role.
While the contents of the book seem to highlight the role of an engineering manager or lead. It's filled with a lot of useful tidbits and best practices.
The underlying premise: "any work that does not result in an improved product is potentially wasted or misguided effort"
This potent theme carries through the book and results in a breezy read with a valuable approach that, while a bit da
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Justin Liew
Jun 22, 2016 Justin Liew rated it it was amazing
Even though this book is from the 90s, the advice is still relevant today. Excellent knowledge for all team leads. And even anti-MS people should still read it; even though it's an MS Press book, the advice is not specific to MS, but is symptomatic of all teams larger than 1.
Doug
Aug 06, 2011 Doug rated it really liked it
I frequently refer to the section titled " Know Your Coding Priorities"
Manju /*  Life is beautiful  */
started yr.it's going fine....
but tooooo much examplex from Microsoft....
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