Chapter 1. Introduction

Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes. There’s too much fraternizing with the enemy.Henry Kissinger

The earliest large-scale software-intensive product development was the Semi-Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) system; created in the 1950s, it involved hundreds of people.[1] In retrospect, what did a senior manager think of the development strategy?

[1] It was way over budget and partly outdated when finally delivered.

One of the directors of SAGE was discussing why the programming had gotten out of hand. He was then asked, “If you had ...

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