Facts and fallacies of Software Engineering

Reality is the murder of a beautiful theory by a gang of ugly facts.

Summary:

Get the right people to do the right thing at the right process phase.

Software managers disconnect with technologists.

Requirement-Design-Coding-Maintenance:25-25-20-30

Complexity is inevitable; don’t fight it, learn how to work with it.

Poor estimation and the resulting schedule pressure are killing people in the software field.

Don’t aim for unrealistic targets.

Don’t go for Hype, and don’t look for silver bullet for project solutions. Grope for project-focused strong, sensible solutions.

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