Brain & Software


       Alex Bolboaca & Maria Diaconu
       alexboly@gmail.com

       Mosaic Works
       mddiaconu@gm...
Brain stories




                2
Human Factor


Software engineering = managing
 complexity for human beings

Security is a human issue




             ...
Human Factor



User view

Business view

Technical view


                  4
About the story tellers

Alex Bolboaca
  Software Development Consultant & Trainer
  Mosaic Works, Romania
  www.mozai...
Fundamental difficulty of software




                                     6
Fundamental difficulty of software




    Software is an idea



                                     7
Brain evolution




                  8
Brain issues: overuse of pattern




                                   9
Brain issues: prediction of future




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Brain issues: prediction of future




“Because everything in her home is waterproof, the housewife of 2000 can do her
dai...
Brain issues: prediction of future


 quot;I think there is a world
market for maybe five
computers.quot;
Thomas Watson, c...
Brain issues: prediction of future


 “Where  a calculator on the ENIAC is
equipped with 18,000 vacuum tubes
and weighs 30...
Brain issues: prediction of future


quot;Radio has no future. Heavier-
than-air flying machines are
impossible. X-rays wi...
Brain issues: Causality
Brain issues: perception of randomness




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Brain issues: perception of numbers




   One death is a tragedy, a
   million deaths is statistics
                     ...
Software stories




   Best practices work around
         brain issues


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Software stories – best practices


Estimation methods
Reviews (at all levels)
Feedback
Release early, release often
...
Brain, software and security




   Knowing more about brain,
    helps us create better
           software

            ...
Brain & Software
Alex Bolboaca & Maria Diaconu

Mosaic Works
www.mozaicworks.com
alexboly@gmail.com;mddiaconu@gmail.com

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Brain & Quality Software

  1. 1. Brain & Software Alex Bolboaca & Maria Diaconu alexboly@gmail.com Mosaic Works mddiaconu@gmail.com
  2. 2. Brain stories 2
  3. 3. Human Factor Software engineering = managing complexity for human beings Security is a human issue 3
  4. 4. Human Factor User view Business view Technical view 4
  5. 5. About the story tellers Alex Bolboaca Software Development Consultant & Trainer Mosaic Works, Romania www.mozaicworks.com Maria Diaconu Agile/Scrum Practitioner & Coach Founder and Coordinator of Romanian Agile community, AgileWorks Romania Owner Mosaic Works, Romania 5
  6. 6. Fundamental difficulty of software 6
  7. 7. Fundamental difficulty of software Software is an idea 7
  8. 8. Brain evolution 8
  9. 9. Brain issues: overuse of pattern 9
  10. 10. Brain issues: prediction of future 10
  11. 11. Brain issues: prediction of future “Because everything in her home is waterproof, the housewife of 2000 can do her daily cleaning with a hose” 1950s 11
  12. 12. Brain issues: prediction of future quot;I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.quot; Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943 12
  13. 13. Brain issues: prediction of future “Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equipped with 18,000 vacuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vacuum tubes and weigh only 1.5 tons.quot; - Popular Mechanics, 1949 13
  14. 14. Brain issues: prediction of future quot;Radio has no future. Heavier- than-air flying machines are impossible. X-rays will prove to be a hoax.quot; William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, British scientist, 1899. 14
  15. 15. Brain issues: Causality
  16. 16. Brain issues: perception of randomness 16
  17. 17. Brain issues: perception of numbers One death is a tragedy, a million deaths is statistics Stalin 17
  18. 18. Software stories Best practices work around brain issues 18
  19. 19. Software stories – best practices Estimation methods Reviews (at all levels) Feedback Release early, release often Definition of “Done” 19
  20. 20. Brain, software and security Knowing more about brain, helps us create better software 20
  21. 21. Brain & Software Alex Bolboaca & Maria Diaconu Mosaic Works www.mozaicworks.com alexboly@gmail.com;mddiaconu@gmail.com http://my.opera.com/alex_boly/ http://www.alexbolboaca.ro Thank you! 21

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