IEEE Spectrum Special Issue on Software

The September, 2005, issue of IEEE Spectrum contains a special report describing problems, and some potential solutions to those problems, in the production of software. This web page gives you access to those three articles and the entire issue. If you read only one of these articles, some instructors recommend "The Exterminators". Others may recommend "Why Software Fails" as the best.

"As organizations waste tens of billions of dollars annually on failed software projects, the key to consistently creating large, reliable, and efficient IT systems remains elusive. Can adding engineering rigor to the black art of programming resolve the software crisis?"


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