Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 1991


Richard F. Deckro

Course Number

EMGT 506


This study discusses various aspects of the software development process and examines various issues that contribute to the "software crises." A detailed case study is presented of the early U.S. effort at SDS along with "software factories" set up by major Japanese companies Hitachi, Toshiba, NEC, and Fujitsu. Finally, results of a survey of software professionals is presented with conclusions aimed at helping companies improve the productivity of their engineers, the quality of their engineers and the quality of their products.


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