Stranger than Fiction Case Studies in Software Engineering Judgment with Steve McConnell
In this talk, award-winning author Steve McConnell uses the "Four Core Influences" framework from his upcoming book, Software Engineering Essentials, to dissect published reports of software project outcomes. He demonstrates how to use sound software engineering judgment to vastly improve understanding of software project dynamics, which in turn leads to correct diagnosis of failure, more effective corrective actions for projects already underway, and a significantly improved chance of success on every project.
Steve McConnell is CEO and Chief Software Engineer at Construx Software where he consults to a broad range of industries and oversees Construx's consulting and training offerings. Steve is the best-selling author of the industry classic Code Complete as well as Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art, Rapid Development, and other titles. Steve has served as Editor in Chief of IEEE Software magazine and Chair of the IEEE Computer Society's Professional Activities Board. Readers of Software Development magazine voted Steve one of the three most influential people in the software industry, along with Bill Gates and Linus Torvalds. Steve can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.