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Are we developers liars or just fools [software managers]

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1 Author(s)
R. N. Charette ; PO Box 1929, Springfield, VA, USA

Things were good in the old days. Very few people understood software, so those of us who were cognoscenti could get away with murder. We could explain away cost and schedule overruns by blaming “complexity.” Performance problems were the fault of emerging technology and if management or customers got angry, what could they do? Although nearly everything that defined “the old days” has changed, the author argues that many of the old foibles remain. According to the author, software managers and the people who work for them risk being viewed as liars or fools, a perception that can only harm the software community

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IEEE Software  (Volume:12 ,  Issue: 4 )