I’ll add “software engineers” as well, not to mention CIOs and CTOs. My latest Baseline column is up, and in it, I discuss just why you should read these books — or, if you have read them already, why you should re-read them. ..bruce w..
The first column, “Second Class Software Quality for Major IT Projects”, talks about the curious fact that organizations are willing to spend millions, tens of millions, even hundred of millions of dollars on major IT project and yet still nickle-and-dime their software quality assurance (SQA) effort. It doesn’t help that SQA personnel are pretty much [...]
I have a new Baseline column up on the tendency of large organizations to reject the best solutions for a troubled IT project: The consultants, usually with the help of the employees in the trenches, would use their time, effort, and expertise to analyze the system under development or in production. They would arrive at [...]
My newest Baseline column is up: “Lies, Damned Lies, and Project Metrics (part 3)“. In it, I wrap up my discussion on IT project metrics, outlining a possible approach using instrumentation and heuristics. Go check it out. ..bruce..
My newest Baseline column is up: “Lies, Damned Lies, and Project Metrics (part 2)“. In it, I talk about why it’s so hard to apply metrics to IT project management and begin to suggest an approach. Go check it out. ..bruce w..
As noted in Works in Progress, I’m writing a book called Surviving Complexity, which deals with the challenges of IT development and deployment. Over at my personal website, I’ve posted material adapted from the first chapter of that book: In my forthcoming book, Surviving Complexity, the very first chapter is called “The Wetware Crisis”. This [...]