Monday, March 27, 2006

Building a Behemoth

Out-sourcing is a very common term that is very often associated with the IT industry. I am sure this term is valid to a certain extent with other industries as well. But, there are so many issues I have come across myself or heard from my friends about the software development process. Many companies in India spend enormous amount of resources [time, money & personnel] in getting the various certifications which are currently there. The most popular certification which many of them posses is Capability Maturity Model (CMM) which was developed by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Despite having these certifications many of them fail to follow the core aspects which are clearly laid down in the CMM.

Now if you are thinking what has the title 'Building a Behemoth' got to do with Software Engineering & the IT industry in particular? I just happened to read 'How the world's biggest passenger jet is made' and then went through the following slides. I hope most of you would agree that IT industry has lots to learn from such challenges in order to overcome the numerous problems which we come across in our SDLC. Just by having mere certifications, things wouldn't look better unless they are implemented and practiced by one & all.

And for all those companies who don't follow any process nor any methodlogy in their software development process, then I am sure they are never gonna achieve the best.

Source: Rediff | Business Week


Post a Comment

<< Home