Software Development Pearls of Wisdom
Speaker Karl Wiegers shares insights on helping software teams succeed in challenging environments.
Experience is a powerful teacher, but it’s also slow and painful. Software practitioners can’t afford to make every mistake others have suffered. You can compress the education and bypass much of the pain by absorbing lessons from others who have already climbed the learning curves.
Based on my more than 50 years of software experience and 25 years of helping software teams succeed in nearly 150 organizations, the book Software Development Pearls presents 60 lessons you can apply to projects regardless of the application domain, technology, development lifecycle, or your role. These pragmatic principles, perspectives, and practices cover six crucial domains of project success requirements, design, project management, culture and teamwork, quality, and process improvement.
This presentation briefly introduces 24 of the 60 lessons and drills down into six additional lessons. Collecting such pearls of software wisdom can pay off quickly for anyone striving to build high-quality software products, whatever their project role may be.
- To learn 30 timeless lessons about many aspects of software development that apply to nearly any type of project, organization, and culture.
- To see the benefits of studying existing literature and lessons-learned collections to reduce each individual practitioner’s painful learning curves.
- To motivate listeners to identify their own experience-based lessons learned, to share them with their colleagues, and to be receptive to learning from the hard-won insights of others.
Karl Wiegers is Principal Consultant with Process Impact, a software development consulting and training company in Portland, Oregon. He has a PhD in organic chemistry. Karl is the author of 13 books, including Software Development Pearls, The Thoughtless Design of Everyday Things, Software Requirements, More About Software Requirements, Successful Business Analysis Consulting, and a forensic mystery novel titled The Reconstruction. Karl has also written many articles on software development, design, project management, chemistry, military history, consulting, and self-help, as well as 18 songs. He has delivered hundreds of training courses, webinars, and conference presentations worldwide. You can reach Karl at processimpact.com.