Fiona Hovenden

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We discuss the 'software crisis' as a social and cultural phenomenon, arguing that it can be viewed as (one more) manifestation of postmodernism. We illustrate our argument with a range of examples taken from software engineering, demonstrating software engineering's roots in (and commitment to) modernism and the nature of its fin desì ecle predicament. We(More)
This paper has developed from the SoFEA project at The Open University which is studying the non-technical aspects of quality in software. This involves seeing the technical elements of software development as very much part of a wider context. The culture of an organization as a whole, particularly its management strategies, are regarded as driving and(More)
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