"If it ain't broke, don't fix it," the saying goes. Common software development practices are seriously broken, and the cost of not fixing them has become extreme. Traditional thinking would have it that the change represents the greatest risk. In software's case, the greatest risk lies with not changing - staying mired in unhealthy, profligate development practices instead of switching to practices that were proven more effective many years ago.

After the Gold Rush : Creating a True Profession of Software Engineering (Best Practices) by Steve C McConnell

ISBN: 0735608776 Page: xiii This book is available from Amazon