This thorough book blends concepts with real, practical applications by providing an abundance of examples. Dr. Pfleeger applies state-of-the-art software engineering methods consistently to two case studies that are integrated throughout: a realistic information system and a requirements rich real-time system. *NEW -Chapter 6: Considering Objects- Significantly expands the coverage of object-oriented development, a programming perspective being implemented by many companies. *NEW -Chapter 14: The Future of Software Engineering- Discussion of the importance of technology transfer and the role of decision-making in software engineering. *NEW -Term Project-This hands-on project weaves the concepts of the book into a tangible example. The author applies concepts to real world settings at the macro level for development teams and at the micro level for individual developers.