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Managing Large Software Projects
July 1996 (vol. 13 no. 4)
pp. 24-27

Thirty years ago, as the software industry was first gathering steam, most software projects were run by people with no software experience. Today this is no longer true. Our industry is characterized by managers who have spent most or all of their professional lives in software development. Yet few would argue that the quality of software project management has improved in the same period. While software efforts in general do not seem to be better managed, there are increasing numbers of successes among our largest projects. The Boeing 777 and Lockheed F-16 projects, for example (each covered in this special issue), were successful despite a magnitude that would have daunted software managers even a few years ago.

Citation:
Tom DeMarco, Ann Miller, "Managing Large Software Projects," IEEE Software, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 24-27, July 1996, doi:10.1109/MS.1996.526827
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