CS Press Offers Guide for User-Developer Communication
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 2 March, 2009 -- A good understanding of software users and their needs is crucial to keeping software development projects on target and within budget, and concept analysis and a concept of operations (ConOps) document can help results live up to expectations, no matter how large or small, how complex or simple, the project is. To help students and professionals new to ConOps documentation start using it effectively, the IEEE Computer Society has released IEEE Software Engineering Standards and Examples: Guide for Implementing a Software Concept of Operations (ConOps) Document by Per Bjørke and Richard Hall Thayer as part of its growing collection of ReadyNotes.
Building on established standards and adaptable to projects of any scale, the Guide for Implementing a Software Concept of Operations (ConOps) Document is a detailed handbook for creating a ConOps document that will facilitate communication between software users and developers. The text also features two real-world examples of ConOps documents: one for air traffic management and the other for a public utility. The list price per download is $19.
ReadyNotes is a series of tutorials from the IEEE Computer Society, focusing on hands-on advice for practicing software developers, chip designers, computing researchers, and students. Falling somewhere between academic papers and full books in length, these approximately 25,000-word tutorials are periodically upgraded and available only in PDF form, from http://www.computer.org/readynotes. Other available titles include:
- A Practical Guide to Enterprise Cyber Security
- Distributed Systems Project Management
- A Practical Metrics and Measurements Guide for Today’s Software Project Manager
- Risk Management for Software Projects
- IEEE Software Engineering Standards and Examples: Guide for Implementing a Software Requirements Specification
- Global Software Engineering
- IEEE Software Engineering Standards Support for the CMMI Project Planning Process Area
- IEEE Software Engineering Standards Support for ISO 9001: Getting Your Organization Started
- The Poor Person’s Guide to Estimating Software Costs
- Evaluating the Performance of Software Engineering Professionals
- Designing and Implementing Softcoded Values
- Digital Avionics: A Computing Perspective
- Introduction to Python for Artificial Intelligence
- Designing Databases with Object-Oriented Methods
About the Computer Society
With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 39 societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Computer Society is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology, and is known globally for its computing standards activities.
The Computer Society serves the information and career-development needs of today’s computing researchers and practitioners with technical journals, magazines, conferences, books, conference publications, and online courses. Its Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) program for mid-career professionals and Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA) credential for recent college graduates confirm the skill and knowledge of those working in the field. The CS Digital Library (CSDL) is an excellent research tool, containing more than 250,000 articles from 1,600 conference proceedings and 26 CS periodicals going back to 1988.