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Software by Numbers: Low-Risk, High-Return Development

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Denne, a business manager for a big software company, and Cleland-Huang apply ideas in application development methodologies to achieving financial rather than technological benefit.
Paperback, 190 pages
Published October 18th 2003 by Prentice Hall
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T Budiman
Dec 20, 2008 rated it really liked it
This book describes the concepts of IFM (Incremental Funding Methodology) and MMF (Minimal Marketable Feature) in software development. Those are concepts in the financial point of view of planning a software development project, introducing financial analysis through cashflow projections on how to minimize investments and optimalize return of investment through a careful selection of software release sequence.

The IFM could be used in the RUP projects or in agile projects (XP).
Johnny
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A great book that covers the financial aspects for developing software. The MMF (minimal marketable feature) is a way to start small to get revenue quickly and then use that revenue to finance the following development steps. It is based on the Incremental Funding Methodology and extended with the jargon and formulas to convince business people. A short but very helpful book.
Rick Austin
Aug 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A must read for anyone struggling to understand how best to make decisions on prioritization techniques for product features taking into account NPV, cost, architectural dependencies, and intangible value.
Torben Rasmussen
Aug 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
A very thorough look at how to improve decision making in software development through financial analysis. This books goes a long way to describe the benefits of agile principles in financial terms. A solid foundation for arguing for incremental delivery (and funding).
Bob Schatz
Read this a number of years ago, just went through it again. A must read for Product Owners, Executives to understand the benefits (both financial and risk-reducing) of incremental delivery and funding.
Gregory Furmanek
Mar 11, 2012 rated it liked it
Very insightful info but a bit hard to read.
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