Software Development Best Practices Blog

Agile Transformation - Keys to Success

I wanted to let you know that I've posted a two-part series on Construx's experience with Agile Transformations, pitfalls, keys to success, and so on.  The videos focus on two models that describe the transformation issues we have seen on the ground. You might have seen one or both of the models before, but they aren't often applied specifically to Agile adoption work. The focus of the videos is on showing how these general models specifically apply to Agile transformations. We have...

  1. Posted on March 9, 2016 2:44:PM by Steve McConnell to 10x Software Development
  2. Methods & Processes, Agile, Scrum, software development, 10x software development, software engineering, 10x

Rumors of Software Engineerings Death are Greatly Exaggerated (aka Software Engineering Ignorance, Part II)

A reader of my previous blog post on Software Engineering Ignorance pointed me to Eric Wise's blog post Rejecting Software Engineering. Eric seems like a bright guy, and he's a persuasive writer, but his post is another example of what I was referring to in my earlier post -- that...

  1. Posted on June 28, 2007 10:37:AM by Steve McConnell to 10x Software Development
  2. Methods & Processes, Management, software engineering

Software Engineering Ignorance

The February 2007 issue of IEEE Computer contained a column titled "Software Development: What Is the Problem?" (pp. 112, 110-111). The column author asserts, "Writing and maintaining software are not engineering activities. So it's not clear why we call software development software engineering." The author then brushes aside any further discussion of software development as engineering and proceeds to base an extended argument on the...

  1. Posted on June 23, 2007 10:15:AM by Steve McConnell to 10x Software Development
  2. Management, software engineering