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This list relates to the academic year Academic Year 2017/18 which ended on 20/07/2018
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  1. Software systems architecture: working with stakeholders using viewpoints and perspectives - Nick Rozanski, Eoin Woods c2012

    Book Recommended Recommended:This book not only covers IT architecture and agile well, but it also addresses the most important considerations in architecting systems to run well in production.

  2. Professional issues in information technology - Frank Bott 2014

    Book Suggested for student purchase A comprehensive coverage of the key issues faced by IT professionals. Very helpful for coursework

  3. Troubled IT Projects: prevention and turnaround - John Smith 2001

    Book Recommended Not held at UCL library: available at British Library. Recommended: The author sets out the 40 root causes of troubled IT projects and explains how these can be avoided at each stage of the project life cycle. A very readable book.

  4. Ethics of Big Data: Balancing Risk and Innovation - Kord Davis 2012

    Book Recommended Not held at UCL library: available at British Library. A short book (64 pages) that covers key ethical issues. Very helpful for coursework

  5. The lean startup: how today's entrepreneurs use continuous innovation to create radically successful businesses - Eric Ries c2011

    Book Recommended Describes an effective, and very popular, approach to start-up innovation.

  6. The Internet is Not the Answer - Andrew Keen 2015

    Book Recommended Not held at UCL library: available at LSE library. Offers a sceptical analysis of the full impact of digital technology

  7. How Google Works - Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg 12 Mar. 2015

    Book Recommended Not held at UCL library: available at LSE library. Insights and rules for “smart creatives” to enhance decision-making, teamwork and innovation.

  8. Project management, planning and control: managing engineering, construction and manufacturing projects to PMI, APM, and BSI standards - Albert Lester c2014

    Book Recommended “Covering the principles and techniques you need to successfully manage an engineering or technical project from start to finish.” The section Agile Project Management, by Graham Collins, will be provided within the course notes.

  9. How to manage project opportunity and risk: why uncertainty management can be a much better approach than risk management - C. B. Chapman, Stephen Ward, C. B. Chapman 2011

    Book Recommended Comprehensive coverage of managing project and programme risk, highlighting that the process itself needs to be reviewed at each stage as well as the risks.

  10. Succeeding with agile: software development using Scrum - Mike Cohn c2010

    Book Recommended Detailed guidelines using the development method Scrum and ensuring the appropriate project roles and processes are interpreted to facilitate effective teamwork.

  11. Scrum: a revolutionary approach to building teams, beating deadlines, and boosting productivity - Jeffrey Victor Sutherland 2014

    Book Optional Not held at UCL library: available at British Library. Very readable book, written by the co-creator of Scrum, explaining why Scrum is important and how it's used in a wide variety of IT and non-IT situations. Explains the terms and roles used in Scrum but does not dive deeply into the intricacies of How. For the details of How, use "Succeeding with Agile" by Mike Cohn

  12. Release it! - Michael T. Nygard 2007

    Book Optional Not held at UCL library: available at British Library. This book makes developers aware of the harsh realities that affect applications once deployed into the real, messy, world. Illustrated with any real life examples, this book shows how to architect and design applications to cope with demanding production conditions.

  13. IT Systems management - Rich Schiesser 2010

    Book Optional Not held at UCL library: available at British Library. This book covers the main processes and practices for successfully managing systems once they are deployed into production

  14. The basics of FMEA - Robin E. McDermott 2009

    Book Optional Not held at UCL library: available at Institution of Mechanical Engineers library. This is a short and readable introduction to Failure Mode Effect Analysis

  15. Apollo Root Cause Analysis: A New Way of Thinking - Dean L. Gano 2008

    Book Optional Not held at UCL library: available at British Library. This book presents a systematic method of problem solving based on the cause and effect principle.

  16. Getting things done: how to achieve stress-free productivity - David Allen 2001

    Book Optional This is one of the leading books on time management and the David Allen method has become an established way to manage workloads efficiently

  17. Software architecture in practice - Len Bass, Paul Clements, Rick Kazman c2003

    Book Optional Comprehensive coverage of concepts such as architecture views.

  18. The mythical man-month: essays on software engineering - Frederick P. Brooks 1995

    Book Optional Further Background reading A seminal book covering concepts that are valid today as when the book was originally written.

  19. Agile analytics: a value-driven approach to business intelligence and data warehousing - Ken Collier 2012

    Book Optional Not held at UCL library: available at British Library. Excellent coverage of principles but needs updating as this is a fast developing subject.

  20. Key performance indicators : the 75 measures every manager needs to know - Bernard Marr 2012

    Book Optional Not held at UCL library: available at British Library. Further Background Reading

  21. Essential skills for the agile developer - Alan Shalloway 2011

    Book Optional Not held at UCL library: available at British Library. Further Background Reading

  22. Patterns of enterprise application architecture - Martin Fowler 2003

    Book Optional Not held at UCL library: available at British Library.

  23. Business model generation: a handbook for visionaries, game changers, and challengers - Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur c2010

    Book Optional Goes well with The Lean Startup - how to create and validate business models. Very visual and easy to read

  24. The Field Guide to Understanding 'Human Error' - Sidney Dekker 2014

    Book Optional Not held at UCL library: the 2nd edition available at British Library. Further reading : This book will help you understand how to move beyond 'human error'; how to understand accidents; how to do better investigations; how to understand and improve your safety work and problem determination. The book has lots of interesting case studies

  25. When cultures collide - Richard D. Lewis 2005

    Book Optional Not held at UCL library: available at British Library. Good treatment of the way cultures differ across the works, and the implications for doing business with people from different cultures. Gives details on the cultural traits of 50+ countries

  26. Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type - Isabel Briggs Myers, Peter B. Myers 1995

    Book Optional Not held at UCL library: available at Senate House library.

  27. The Practical Performance Analyst - Neil J. Gunther 20 Dec. 2000

    Book Optional Not held at UCL library: available at British Library. Well recommended book, with good reviews on Amazon. Will probably modify the Design for Performance lecture in light of this book, once I've read it

  28. NoSQL distilled - Pramod J. Sadalage Martin Fowler 2013

    Book Optional Not held at UCL library: available at British Library. Good overview of NoSQL databases and their advantages in design for availability and performance of large scale clusters

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