[Flashback Post: 3/March/2003]
I attended the “The Watts Humphrey” Software Quality Institute (SQI) event SEETAC 2003 today. Following are some of the items I am writing here from the notes taken on that day.
- Every 5 years 50% of software professionals drop out from the industry
- There is no way to manage large numbers of people, only Military & Factories are doing it
- Software is always detailed work
- If its automatic it means you can’t fix it yourself!
- Over the years the percentage of software controlling a fighter pilot’s functionality has increased
- 1960: F-4 – 8%
- 1982: F-16 – 45%
- 2000: F-22 – 80%
- 5000 vulnerabilities are found in Software every year
- 80,000-100,000 Internet attacks happen every year. Only 4% of it gets reported
- Our job in the industry is to transform poorly understood and rapidly changing requirements into precise machine statements
- Never make a commitment without a plan
- It is always fastest to do the job right the first time
- It if didn’t have to work, you could built it pretty quickly
- An expert developer can do 25-50 lines of code an hour
- Quality without numbers is just talk
- A TSP Coach to train the people can make them do disciplined work
- A good book is Winning with Software: An Executive Strategy by Watts S. Humphrey
- Opportunities to collaborate with SEI in Carnegie Mellon are listed here.