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Paul Smyth - Kynetix Technology Group - London | 22/11/2012 | 3169 views | 1 comment
I’ve just recently finished reading two books. The first was “Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, And the Science of Success” by Matthew Syed. He is a British journalist and broadcaster who was the English number one table tennis player for many years
In the book he made a number of references to another boo...
Paul Smyth - Kynetix Technology Group - London | 03/10/2012 | 2427 views | 2 comments
I’ve been working in the software industry for over 30 years and one thing hasn’t changed in that time. Clients, quite understandably, continue to want software delivered on time and on budget. For software developers, like our company, this is the base requirement that we live with on every project with every client.
Paul Smyth - Kynetix Technology Group - London | 10/09/2012 | 2380 views | 3 comments
THE BIGGEST SCANDAL IN SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
Many years ago I was invited by a UK FTSE 100 company to a meeting to discuss a project to audit one of their legacy applications and to make recommendations about how they could redevelop it. This application had been operational for over 10 years and was coming to the end of its life.
One of the thing...
Paul Smyth - Kynetix Technology Group - London | 08/08/2012 | 9298 views | 6 comments
I’m often asked by lay people why we humans can undertake large construction or engineering projects with relative success and yet we struggle to deliver software projects without bugs and on time.
In an attempt to explain why this is the case I give below 7 reasons why software development is very difficult. This is not an att...
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