The more The software industry matures, the more it is accepted by the software engineering community that the people involved in software development processes deserve more attention than the processes or technologies themselves. To this end, human aspects of engineering details software engineering from the perspective of those involved in the process: individuals, teams, customers, and the organization. The book is written for software engineering students and professional software developers. It illustrates the richness and complexity of the human aspects of software engineering and covers the problems, questions, and conflicts that arise during development. The importance of these issues is widely acknowledged in the industry and academia, because many of the failure of software systems can be traced to human factors. This, however, is the first textbook for a full course on the topic. Focusing on the different social and cognitive aspects of software development, The book addresses topics such as teamwork, customer-software-engineers relationships, and learning processes in software development. These topics are central to developers in understanding the multifaceted nature of T he process. While the code and technology of software engineering are discussed, they are examined from the human perspective. In addition to the detailed topic coverage, activities, questions for discussion, and practical assignments are included.Key features provides an innovative guide to the human interaction issues in software development processes teaches the multifaceted nature of software engineeringincreases readers' Awareness of problems, dilemmas, questions, and conflicts that might be raised during the course of software development.Includes an appendix with sample course slides, and a full power point presentation that can be downloaded from www.Charlesriver.Comfortable of Contents: Part I software development Enviornment1.The nature of software Engineering2.Software engineering methods3.Working in teams4.Software as a product part II the world of software Engineering5.Code of ethics of software Engineering6.International perspective on software Engineering7.Different perspective on software Engineering8.The history of software engineering part III software-human Interaction9.Program comprehension, code inspections, and refactoring10.Learning processes in software Engineering11.Abstraction and other heuristics of software Development12.The characteristics of software and the human aspects of software engineering part IV business analysis of software Engineering13.Software project estimation and tracking14.Software as a Business15.The Internet and the human aspects of software engineering part V software engineering Education16.Case studies in software Engineering17.Students's summary projects and Presentations18.Remark about software engineering Education19.Additional information on resources used in this book appendix index about author: Dr. James e. To may ko (pittsburgh, PA) has taught software engineering for 28 years and is a teaching Professor at the school of computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, as well as a visiting scientist at the software engineering Institute.Dr. Orit hazzan (Haifa, Israel) is a senior lecturer in the Department of Education in technology and science of the technion - Israel Institute of technology. Her work on the teaching of human aspects of software engineering has been presented at numerous conferences.