I’m amazed and flattered by the positive response that my book Out of the Software Crisis has been getting.
And that’s just the response over on Mastodon.
If you’re curious about it and want to get a sense of what the book is like, I’ve published a few lightly edited extracts from it here:
- Programming is a Pop Culture
- WTF is a Framework?
- Theory-building and why employee churn is lethal to software companies
- Great apps are rare
I’ve also added a couple of bonus essays as a bonus ebook that all buyers, past, present, and future, get for free.
- “The Collapse of Complex Companies”: about the inherent instability of large and complex software companies.
- “Failure demand: when mistakes improve your metrics”: about how unproductive work can sometimes have a statistical footprint that’s identical to productive work.
You can find out more about the book on the main book website: Out of the Software Crisis
Software projects keep failing, not because we don’t have the right team or tools but because our software development system is broken. Out of the Software Crisis is a guide to fixing your software projects with systems-thinking making them more resilient to change and less likely to fail.