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Managing Change for Rapid Development
March/April 1997 (vol. 14 no. 2)
pp. 120-122

How to get people and technology to work together.

English mathematician and philosopher Alfred North Whitehead once said, "The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order." Although he wasn't talking about software development, I think his comment is apropos. The highly competitive software marketplace demands rapid response, yet we must preserve order so that change leads to desirable progress. But if our software process is too bureaucratic or stodgy, we can only maintain order by sacrificing our ability to change and compete. In this issue, Gene Forte offers a blueprint for managing change that balances these concerns.

Roger Pressman

Citation:
Gene Forte, "Managing Change for Rapid Development," IEEE Software, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 120-122, March-April 1997, doi:10.1109/52.582982
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