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October 4, 2010 Leave a comment
I love these two software engineering myths (quoted from Roger Pressman, Software Engineering A Practitioner’s Approach):
- Management myth: If we get behind schedule, we can add more programmers and catchup (sometimes called the “Mongolian horde” concept).
Reality: Software development is not a mechanical.
Brooks: “Adding people to a late software project makes it later” form the book The Mythical Man-Month 1995.
- Programmer myth: Once we write the program and get it to work, our job is done.
Reality: Industry data indicates that 60% to 80%of all effort expended on software will be expended after it is delivered to the customer for its first time.