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Software Development's Classic Mistakes 2008

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Executive Summary

Construx Software's Chief Software Engineer/CEO, Steve McConnell, introduced the concept of software development's classic mistakes in his book Rapid Development. He defined "classic mistakes" as mistakes that have been made so often, by so many people, that the consequences of making these mistakes should be predictable and the mistakes themselves should be avoidable. This whitepaper examines the frequency and severity of common software development mistakes paying particular attention to those that are the most damaging.

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