Developing Software Development

My dad looked at me and said, “Son, it’s not amazing the pig sings badly. It’s amazing the pig sings at all!” As I look back at 35 years in software development, boy was he right.

The bones of canceled software projects litter the landscape like the graveyard of the whales. Projects escaping the graveyard resemble Frankenstein as they lurch, not quite dead, but not all that useful.

Yet no one starts spending millions of dollars hoping for failure, or a Frankenstein application. What happens between the hope of creation and the reality at birth?

In this workshop, yes, you’ll be working, we’ll look at software development, what goes wrong, and how to mitigate and possibly improve the practice and art of software development.