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I gave this talk on the 3rd year workshop on projects within the system analysis course

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    • Software Engineering and Project Management Ad Hoc Stories Mohammed S. Makhlouf – IS Department,4 th year
    • Our Key Witnesses
      • Fredrick P. Brooks
      • Steve Jobs
      • Sarah Winchester
      • Jack Welch
      • Jacob Nielsen
    • Lack of planning
      • Winchester Mystery House
    • Lack of planning
      • Planning is some how a design problem,
      • And
      • “ Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”
      • Steve Jobs
    • Projects usually become late
      • Even if your estimates are so accurate you’re only half done.
      • Projects do get late for one reason or another so hustle hard.
      • Never Add man power to late projects.
      • They only get later !
      • Fredrick P. Brooks
    • Communication
      • Tower of Babel
      • One big Failure … in Italian it is a fiasco
    • Methodologies and Details
      • “ Too Often we measure everything and understand nothing.”
      • Jack Welch
      • Time and Attention are Finite!
    • Methodology
    • Methodology
    •  
    • Cut Features Be realistic about what you really need and what is actually usable.
    •  
    • Use it or just try it
      • “ Clear content, simple navigation, and answers to customer questions have the biggest impact on business value. Advanced technology matters much less.”
      • “ Progressive disclosure defers advanced or rarely used features to a secondary screen, making applications easier to learn and less error-prone.”
      • Jacob Nielsen
    • Code and Documentation
      • Should be fully related and not just a heap of papers.
    • So what to do
      • For every complex problem there is a solution that is simple, neat and wrong.
      • Fail Fast.
      • Iterate.
      • Explore.
      • This isn’t construction or rocket science.
    • Insanity
      • The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
      • So please don’t repeat these age old problems
      • Thank you, thank you, thank you
      • You are all far too kind