The Wonderful World of Software


they will. Do you really have the time NOT to do good design? I know of Web development companies who are starting to write thorough requirements and design specs, and to inspect all their software artifacts-to work towards developing rock-solid systems. To build quality products.

If Disneyland can do it, perhaps you could too. After all, what they do is just entertainment. Is what you do just software?

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Brian Lawrence's picture Brian Lawrence

Brian Lawrence is an author and a consultant who teaches and facilitates requirements analysis, peer reviews, project planning,risk management, life cycles, and design specification techniques. He is currently serving as the technical editor of Software Testing and Quality Engineering Magazine, and is on the editorial board of IEEE Software. Brian is a participant in Jerry Weinberg’s 1996 Software Engineering Management Group and is a member of the ACM and the IEEE Computer Society. He also is an instructor at the University of California Santa Cruz Extension program in software engineering.

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