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- Douglass E Williams
- Software Engineering Lacks Engineering(letter)
- IEEE Software Magazine V12n2(Mar 1995)p5 + replies IEEE Software Magazine V12n3(May 1995)p5-7
- =LETTER ENGINEEERING
Trained and practiced civil engineer doing an MS in CSci.
"Engineering students are taught not only the principles of engineering, but also the discipline and management to go with it[...] quality control from the beginning so that failure upon completion is almost impossible[...]
Engineering is a philosophy that transcends professions. It is a systematic, methodical, discipline, deliberate way of approaching a problem. It is not merely a matter of mechanically following an outline of developments phases, dataflow diagrams and so on."
Letters note: financial penalties for failing to meet schedule, quality, and functional specs. Lack of qualified engineers forced to be heroes(
). Effect of Market in
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