What If #10 – Somebody Discovered The Solution
What If #10 – Somebody Discovered the Solution
What if somebody discovered the solution to the vexing question of “how to consistently deliver software products successfully – e.g. reliably, effectively, on-time, with quality, and with controlled costs”?
How would the software community react? I posit it would be just like the reaction of the medical profession to the discoveries of Semmelweis circa 1847. i.e. Ridicule, taking offence, and rejection.
How would the lay (business) people across various industries react? I posit they would remain ignorant, or rail against the suggestion that they examine their perspective.
How would the discoverer react? I posit he or she would becoming increasingly frustrated and eventually suffer a nervous breakdown and maybe die or kill themselves.
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