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The Software Dilemma

Balancing Creativity and Control on the Path to Sustainable Software

  • Roger Gutbrod
  • Christian Wiele
Book

Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Roger Gutbrod, Christian Wiele
    Pages 1-8
  3. Roger Gutbrod, Christian Wiele
    Pages 9-26
  4. Roger Gutbrod, Christian Wiele
    Pages 27-39
  5. Roger Gutbrod, Christian Wiele
    Pages 41-70
  6. Roger Gutbrod, Christian Wiele
    Pages 71-83
  7. Roger Gutbrod, Christian Wiele
    Pages 85-102
  8. Roger Gutbrod, Christian Wiele
    Pages 103-135
  9. Roger Gutbrod, Christian Wiele
    Pages 137-159
  10. Roger Gutbrod, Christian Wiele
    Pages 161-184
  11. Roger Gutbrod, Christian Wiele
    Pages 185-204
  12. Roger Gutbrod, Christian Wiele
    Pages 205-226
  13. Roger Gutbrod, Christian Wiele
    Pages 227-244
  14. Roger Gutbrod, Christian Wiele
    Pages 245-273
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 275-281

About this book

Introduction

The complexity of software is continuously growing as a result of today’s interconnected business processes. Governance of architecture and technology strategy helps to ensure coherence of software and avoid excessive complexity. At the same time software development needs room for creativity and empowerment to provide solutions to business problems of increasing complexity. The book looks at this software dilemma from the perspectives of CIOs/CTOs, software architects, and auditors. Each of these groups has different interests which need to be considered, reconciled, and balanced. CIOs/CTOs are provided with the boundary conditions they have to establish assuring the achievement of strategic objectives. Architects and auditors find proven concepts for effectively assessing software projects and architectures, as well as for effectively communicating identified issues to responsible persons. The book is based on the author’s long experience in software engineering, governance, and auditing.

Keywords

Auditing and Control Self-Assessment Corporate Governance Effective Communication Empowerment Software Complexity

Authors and affiliations

  • Roger Gutbrod
    • 1
  • Christian Wiele
    • 2
  1. 1.SandhausenGermany
  2. 2.EppingenGermany

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