Our CTO, Dr. Lance Gutteridge, wrote this book about the many problems with software development. It’s because of the difficulties pointed out in this book that he started the software project that became the Formever Design Environment. Knowing how difficult and wasteful the process tended to be, Dr. Gutteridge wanted to make it possible for people to have the sort of software they really wanted and needed, rather than the disappointments that often get foisted on them.
Aimed at the non-technical business user, this book helps explain why making software is harder than it seems at the outset, and why software projects often disappoint. We tend to use mental models based on the physical world, when the software world is a very different place altogether. This book helps explain the difference.