Quiz eBooks on CMMI® (v1.3) – SVC & DEV

Quiz eBooks on CMMI® (v1.3) - DEV & SVC by Rajesh Naik and Swapna Kishore
Quiz Book: CMMI® - DEV (v1.3) Book Cover Quiz Book: CMMI® - SVC (v1.3) Book Cover
Each eBook includes 3 tests, each test contains 35 objective-type questions.

These quizzes are suitable for:
* Process/ QA/ EPG/ PEG professionals
* CMMI® - SVC/ DEV consultants & trainers
* Appraisal Team Members (ATMs)
* Candidate lead appraisers and instructors
* Process compliance auditors

The DEV Quiz eBook is available here: Amazon.com and Amazon.in
The SVC Quiz eBook is available here: Amazon.com and Amazon.in

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I'm Rajesh Naik, and this is my personal website. You can read more about me here. To get email alerts for new posts, subscribe by entering your email id in the box above.

I am a consultant, mentor, appraiser/assessor, trainer and author by profession. I currently live in Bangalore, and I also travel around in India for work.

My specialities are management consulting, training, assessments/ appraisals for Balanced Scorecard, CMMI and People CMM (PCMM). I am familiar with multiple industries like IT, ITeE, Engineering, chemical, financial, and services industry.

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Aligning Ferret: A business novel

This business novel, co-authored with Swapna Kishore, is centered around the concepts of strategy, alignment, and performance management. Read samples or buy the eBook at Amazon.com (or Amazon.in)

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Software Requirements and Estimation

Software Requirements and Estimation
Swapna Kishore and Rajesh Naik

Publisher: Tata McGraw Hill
First Published: 2001
Sixteenth Reprint 2013
ISBN-13: 978-0-07-040312
ISBN-10: 0-07-040312-0
Currently also used as a text book and reference book in post graduate programs in many universities.

The book is available at Amazon.in and Flipkart.com.


Software projects are subject to a multitude of problems that lead to schedule and cost overruns and poor quality of delivered software. Studies have repeatedly shown that a majority of failures in software projects are due to poor definition of requirements, uncontrolled changes to requirements and unreasonable estimates. Software Requirements and Estimation provides software professionals the information they need to address requirements engineering and estimation. Both these activities are carried out at the start of the project and are the root cause for most of the problems that projects face. Requirements form the basis of the initial estimates and plans on which the software product is built and validated. Projects that are planned and executed using unrealistic estimates start-off on the wrong foot. The project manager and others who attempt to complete work within unrealistic cost budget, manpower budgets and schedules, either drive themselves crazy or take shortcuts that turn out very expensive later. Either way, things do not work out as satisfactorily as one would like them to.

The book contains:

  • The context of requirements engineering and software estimation
  • Activities of requirements engineering, including elicitation, analysis, documentation, change management and traceability
  • Description of various methodologies that can be used for requirements elicitation and analysis
  • Contents of the software requirements specification document
  • Functional and technical size estimation methods, including Function Point Analysis, Mark II FPA, FEP, LOC, estimation by analogy and expert estimation
  • Effort and schedule estimation using methods like COCOMO and Putnam
  • Detailed estimation based on work breakdown structure
  • An integrated framework to systematically improve the maturity of the organization’s requirements and estimation processes
  • Dos and donts related to requirements and estimation
  • Tools and resources that can be used for requirements and estimation
  • Scenarios, examples, case studies and exercises.

Project managers and senior analysts can use this book to perform their tasks better. The book can be used by novice software professionals to learn the concepts related to requirements and estimation. Quality and Software Engineering Process Groups will find information in the book helpful in setting up processes in requirements and estimation areas. Senior managers can obtain perspective of the issues involved and the possible approaches.

This one was published in Chinese too!
Publisher: China Machine Press
First Print: 2004
Current Reprint: Don’t know.
ISBN13: 9-78711-128076
ISBN10: 7-111-12807-9