Software Engineering

This knowledge base page contains some selected resources on software engineering. I’m a proponent of software development as an engineering discipline that is to say the systematic application of engineering approaches to the process of developing and maintaining software-intensive systems. Moreover, I have a special focus on the design, evaluation and implementation of software architectures as part of the software engineering process. Therefore, my ambition is not to maintain a complete list of resources on software engineering. If you are looking for something like this, please refer to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK).


  • Basili, V. R.; Larman, C.: Iterative and Incremental Development – A Brief History. In: IEEE Computer, Volume 36, Issue 6, June 2003
  • Boehm, B.W.: Software Risk Management: Principles and Practices. In: IEEE Software, Volume 8, Number 1, January 1991
  • Boehm, B.; Turner, R.: Rebalancing Your Organization’s Agility and Discipline. In: In: Maurer F., Wells D. (eds): Extreme Programming and Agile Methods – XP/Agile Universe 2003. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 2753. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2003
  • Boehm, B; Turner, R.: Using Risk to Balance Agile and Plan-Driven Methods. In: IEEE Software, Volume 36, Issue 6, June 2003
  • Brooks, Frederick P.: The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering. Addison-Wesley, Boston et al. 1995
  • Fowler, M.: Refactoring – Improving the Design of Existing Code. Second Edition, Addison-Wesley November 2018
  • Freedman, D. P.; Weinberg, G. M.: Handbook of Walkthroughs, Inspections, and Technical Reviews. Dorset House Publishing Company, 1990
  • Jacobson, I; Griss, M.; Jonsson, P.: Software Reuse – Architecture, Process and Organization for Business Success. Pearson, 1997
  • Sommerville, I.: Software Engineering (Global Edition). 10th Edition, Pearson, 2015
  • Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK)
  • Yourdon, Edward: Death March. 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall 2003
  • to be continued

Software Engineering as a Discipline


This subsection encompasses some selected resources related to the SEMAT (Software Engineering Method and Theory) initiative and the Essence standard. I’ve developed this list of resources while immersing myself into Essence. Ivar Jacobson has published a LinkedIn article in which he lists valuable resources for learning about Essence. This article was actually my starting point and thus there is a lot of redundancy. Nevertheless, I might have discovered some additional Essence-related nuggets… It is obvious that the list is work in progress and I will add items along my journey learning about and adopting Essence.

Articles, Books & Standards

Essence for Agility Meetup Series

Videos & Webinars

Practice Libraries

Practice Communities

Tools, Templates & Icon Libraries

  • tbd.


  • Agile Business Consortium: DSDM Agile Project Framework. January 2014
  • Ambler, S.; Lines, M.: Disciplined Agile Delivery: A Practitioner’s Guide to Agile Software Delivery in the Enterprise. IBM Press, May 2012
  • Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD)
  • Beck, K.: Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change. Second Edition, Addison-Wesley Professional, November 2004
  • Beck, K.: Test-Driven Development by Example. Addison-Wesley Signature Series, November 2002
  • Cockburn, A.: Agile Software Development: The Cooperative Game. 2. Edition, Addison-Wesley Professional, October 2006
  • Humphrey, W.S.: The Team Software Process (TSP). Software Engineering Institute, Technical Report CMU/SEI-2000-TR-023, November 2000
  • Jacobson, I.; Booch, G.; Rumbaugh, J.: The Unified Software Development Process. Addison-Wesley Object Technology, February 1999
  • Kruchten, P.: The Rational Unified Process: An Introduction. Third Edition, Addision-Wesley, December 2003
  • Larman, C.; Vodde, B.: Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS. Addison-Wesley Signature Series, August 2016
  • Leffingwell, D.: Scaling Software Agility – Best Practices for Large Enterprises. Addison-Wesley Professional Februar 2007
  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Schwaber, K.; Sutherland, J.: The Scrum Guide – The Definitive Guide to Scrum: The Rules of the Game. November 2020
  • Wikipedia: Software Development Process (contains a list of software development methodologies and frameworks)
  • to be continued

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