Designing a discipline of software design

  • Peter J. Denning
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 750)


Software engineering is not a discipline. Its practitioners cannot systematically make and fulfill promises to deliver software systems judged by their customers as usable and dependable, on time and fairly priced. The illusion that software engineers possess a discipline has produced the major breakdown called the software crisis.


Software Engineering Software Engineer Engineering Design Software Design Work Process 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter J. Denning
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceGeorge Mason UniversityFarifax

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