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  1. Robert L Glass(Computing Trends)
  2. In the Year 2020: In Search of Self-Belief: The "BOP" Phenomenon
  3. IEEE Computer V28n1(Jan 1995)pp3537
      Assumes loss of self-belief caused by vendors, "advocacy resarch", and the popular press.

      Experience factories, postdelivery reviews, postimplementation audit ... BOP="Best of Practice"... conferences 2008 ISOBOP: Promissing ideas from research and development...but still lacked practical application.

      "has lead som to disdain research, as the more radical practirioners argue that researchers who held sway for so long are not worth listening to now"... "a marriage of theory and practice was the surest way forward for the software industry". p57: The re-establishment of practioner self-belief has led some to disdain research, as the more radical practitioners argue that the researchers who held sway for so long are not worth listening to now. Most practitioners realise however, that such backlash would be ruinous to the future of both researchers and practitioners. [ISOBOP] for example, could have emerged only from the level-headed thinking of those who recognised that a marriage of theory and practice was the surest way forward for the software industry".



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