Walker Royce on the economics of software development
Scott Laningham 100000GSNP Visits (2116)
Walker Royce' title is Chief Software Economist for IBM Rational. His Monday keynote at Innovate 2011 focused on the proposition that software development is more of a discipline of economics and engineering. He summarizes that idea here, talks about why traditional development methodology has suffered such a high failure rate, and reflects on the improved atmosphere for developers that is found in an efficient, well-governed project. He also talks about his new book, Eureka: Discover and Enjoy the Hidden Power of the English Language.