Many software projects are late and over budget because software managers are untrained in the principles of software development. Here's the first guide that gathers together all the principles necessary to enhance quality and productivity. Readers gain understanding of software engineering principles that helps them improve process no matter what type of development tools they use. Each principle is titled, defined, and explained on just one page for fast assimilation on the job. Valuable tips are included on how to apply principle to project. Relevant applications examples throughout illustrate development principles in action in real-life situations.