Large Systems Software Implementation

  • Ronald A. Radice
Conference paper


We in the software professions have a long road yet to travel before we reach full professional maturity. Yet, in the last thirty years we have probably evolved faster towards that maturity than other professions before us and we have done it in a briefer timeframe. Think how long it took before the practitioners of law and medicine had to wait to be called professionals, how long it took for them to develop their professional ethos, how long before they had established the methodologies that helped them to perform to their best professional capabilities, and how long before they had integrated feedback of data and information to foster a continuously improving profession. If you perhaps find that law and medicine have less of a relationship to programming than you believe appropriate, then ask the same questions about engineering. How many hundreds of years did it take engineering to evolve to the level of maturity that we in software anticipate we will soon enjoy.


Test Plan High Level Language Configuration Management Change Control Target Architecture 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald A. Radice
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  1. 1.IBM CorporationUSA

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