Magazine Article: Cover of Fast Company

They Write the Right Stuff

  • Charles Fishman
  • Recorded 1996 in Fast Company Link to Fast Company at www.fastcompany.com, December
  • Abstract:
    The article describes the "on board shuttle group" and their main software product (420,000 lines of code). This group was (in December 1996) one of four organizations rated CMM Level 5. The article contrasts the shuttle group with ordinary software development, and lists four key points of the shuttle software process: (1) The product is only as good as the plan for the product; (2) The best teamwork is a healthy rivalry (between developers and verifiers) (3) The Database Is The Software Base -- it lists all changes made and errors found, with reasons and specifications (4) Don't just fix the mistakes - fix whatever permitted the mistake in the first place.
  • Link:
    They Write the Right Stuff Link to They Write the Right Stuff at origin-www.fastcompany.com/magazine/06/writestuff.html

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