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Six Decades of Software Engineering



Mary Poppendieck covers some of the early principles behind great software engineering that are as true today as they were a half century ago, and some mistakes made that do need to be repeated.


Mary Poppendieck is a popular writer and speaker, and coauthor of the book Lean Software Development: an Agile Toolkit, which was awarded the Software Development Productivity Award in 2004. She also authored Implementing Lean Software Development, Leading Lean Software Development: Results are Not the Point, and The Lean Mindset: Ask the Right Questions.

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Dec 18, 2020

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  • Excellent!

    by Ritesh Rathore,

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    Thanks for sharing.

  • I went to school again

    by Anit Shrestha Manandhar,

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    It's like a history class that teaches about present.
    Designing a solution needs so much more than just following trends and titles. I am thankful to Mary so much for this journey.
    Thank you.

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