Greetings from Japan and the ISO software engineering standards meetings this week! Writing ISO standards can be fun as well as challenging (among other things) and as I give advice to our project editors, I often wonder what will best serve our American software development needs – guidance or prescriptions?
What do you think? What will keep us ahead of the rest of the world for the forseeable future? What actions can ISO take to reduce the 40% or more rework that is the software development of today – by providing useful standards with proven practices and processes?
Guidance (e.g., here’s some suggestions and processes you might want to try at your organization) or Prescriptions (e.g., Here’s the model to follow to improve requirements and minimize costly rework?)
To your successful projects!
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