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Tom Harris

How to Keep Software Engineering Running in Place

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This month, CrossTalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, has once again provided a great service, at no charge. (Well, no subscription fee–it’s your tax dollars at work.) It’s their 20th Anniversary Issue, and they’ve brought together some of the real greats to talk about the last 20 years of software engineering, and its future. Even though these thought leaders, among them Watts Humphrey, Alistair Cockburn, and Gerald Weinberg, have all taken different directions over the years, it’s perhaps no surprise that there’s a common thread.

How to Keep Software Engineering Running in Place

  • Don’t deploy what works
  • Don’t build teams
  • Don’t learn on the job
  • Ignore the data

If you don’t believe me, take it from the experts: http://www.stsc.hill.af.mil/crosstalk/2008/08/index.html

Written by Tom Harris

July 28, 2008 at 11:56 pm

Posted in Agile

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  1. […] How to Keep Software Engineering Running in PlaceThis month, CrossTalk, The Journal of Defence Software Engineering, has once again provided a great service, at no charge. (Well, no subscription fee–it’s your tax dollars at work.) They’ve brought together some of the real greats to … […]

  2. […] How to Keep Software Engineering Running in PlaceThis month, CrossTalk, The Journal of Defence Software Engineering, has once again provided a great service, at no charge. (Well, no subscription fee–it’s your tax dollars at work.) They’ve brought together some of the real greats to … […]

  3. […] How to Keep Software Engineering Running in PlaceThis month, CrossTalk, The Journal of Defence Software Engineering, has once again provided a great service, at no charge. (Well, no subscription fee–it’s your tax dollars at work.) They’ve brought together some of the real greats to … […]

  4. […] How to Keep Software Engineering Running in PlaceThis month, CrossTalk, The Journal of Defence Software Engineering, has once again provided a great service, at no charge. (Well, no subscription fee–it’s your tax dollars at work.) They’ve brought together some of the real greats to … […]


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