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The Art of ‘Ware (V 2.0, maxim 1:3): preparing a company for success

February 27, 2008 0 Comments
The Art of ‘Ware (V 2.0, maxim 1:3): preparing a company for success

[From The Art of ‘Ware (Version 2.0) by Bruce F. Webster (forthcoming), Chapter 1, “Starting Out”] By answering these seven questions, you can judge ahead of time how well the company will succeed: Does the board of directors have Tao?1 The common image is that the directors are only interested in the bottom line. But […]

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The Art of ‘Ware (V 2.0, maxim 1:1): product development

February 25, 2008 0 Comments
The Art of ‘Ware (V 2.0, maxim 1:1): product development

[From The Art of ‘Ware (Version 2.0) by Bruce F. Webster (forthcoming), Chapter 1, “Starting Out”] Product development is vital to the company: it defines the landscape of success and failure, the road to growth or collapse. It must be thoroughly studied.1 Every company has a product: that which it produces, sells, or exchanges. The […]

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The Art of ‘Ware: an invitation

February 25, 2008 10 Comments
The Art of ‘Ware: an invitation

I’m going to start posting on this web site maxims from The Art of ‘Ware (Version 2.0), which is a revision of my original book. I’m doing this for two reasons. First, I plan to use these postings to expand my own commentary on the maxims. Second, I am actively soliciting commentary on the maxims […]

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Why software developers should spend time in SQA

January 23, 2008 1 Comment
Why software developers should spend time in SQA

Last Monday morning, I spent a few hours helping out on a church service project, where we’re turning an unfinished basement of a single mother’s townhouse into a bedroom+bathroom for her daughter. At this point, the basement has been framed out and sheetrock hung. My first task on Monday was to take a damp sponge […]

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The Wetware Crisis: TEPES

January 10, 2008 14 Comments
The Wetware Crisis: TEPES

[Copyright 2008 by Bruce F. Webster. All rights reserved. Adapted from Surviving Complexity (forthcoming).] [Some edits and expansions made in 2018] In my forthcoming book, Surviving Complexity, the very first section is called “The Wetware Crisis”. This is a greatly expanded look at a problem that I first discussed in print twelve years ago in […]

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