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Author Streeter, Lynn A. ♦ Kraut, Robert E.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract Since its inception, the software industry has been in crisis. As Blazer noted 20 years ago, “[Software] is unreliable, delivered late, unresponsive to change, inefficient, and expensive … and has been for the past 20 years” [4]. In a survey of software contractors and government contract officers, over half of the respondents believed that calendar overruns, cost overruns, code that required in-house modifications before being usable, and code that was difficult to modify were common problems in the software projects they supervised [22]. Even today, problems with software systems are common and highly-publicized occurrences.
Description Affiliation: Carnegie Mellon Universtity, School of Computer Science, 5000 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA (Kraut, Robert E.) || U.S. West Advanced Technologies, 4001 Discovery Drive, Boulder, CO (Streeter, Lynn A.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 38
Issue Number 3
Page Count 13
Starting Page 69
Ending Page 81

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Source: ACM Digital Library