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comment What issues carry the highest risk in a software project?
@David: I guess by "good" software I meant software that satisfies the business requirements the project was started to satisfy, which would include comprehensiveness. For any project that by its nature requires the coordination of large numbers of programmers, the principle (only?) point of failure would of course be management. So, despite our different work experiences, I think we'd agree that it's definitely somebody else's fault. :)
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comment What issues carry the highest risk in a software project?
@David: I respect and agree with all your points except the last sentence, which I don't think I understand. Are you saying that large projects generally focus on producing bad, unreliable software? I have worked on both small projects (as a one-man team) and large multi-developer projects. In my experience, many large projects are just small projects that were allowed to grow out of control, which is of course the fault of management. However, a programmer that can identify the inner small project and produce it will end up with a happy customer despite management's best efforts to fail.
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comment What issues carry the highest risk in a software project?
@David: or maybe you've worked with worse people. I've worked in plenty of situations as a programmer under technically incompetent management and still produced good, reliable software (by effectively ignoring said managers). I've never seen management ruin a project except by assigning inexperienced/incapable programmers.
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comment What issues carry the highest risk in a software project?
This answer and the barrage of downvotes it received continue to amaze me. I have never stated anything more self-evidently true than this. To paraphrase someone (I forget who, even though I just read it): I just made the shoe; if you want to try it on and loudly proclaim that it fits, that's your problem.
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comment What issues carry the highest risk in a software project?
@Mehrdad: your average modern car is vastly more complex than any piece of software I've ever seen, used or read about. The general statement "software tends to blow because programming is hard" is kind of a crutch.