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The objectives of this essay are to examine whether or not Brooks original scepticism that no single new development in the next ten years would give software developers an order-of-magnitude improvement in productivity reliability or simplicity and future progress depends upon addressing the data are reversible We will discuss Brooks original thoughts and we will try to give alternative solutions if any This essay in general accepts Brooks thoughts as he worked on OS360 one of the most known for their size software projectsBefore we discuss what Fred Brooks is arguing we ought to refer to the differences between software engineering and programming These two concepts are in fact totally different On one hand programming is primarily a personal activity while on the other hand software engineering is essentially a team activity In other words a software engineering team which is working on a project may consist of many programmers On the contrary a programmer writes a complete program while a software engineer writes a software component that will be combined with components written by other software engineers to build a system Furthermore the component one writes may be modified by others in the software engineering team and it may also be used by others to build different versions of the system long after one has left the project Finally we must say that programming is just one aspect of software developmentMost of the projects including software projects are usually running out of time the budget limit is much higher than it was prearranged and also the delivered product is not remarkable For that reason before a project is implemented its objectives scope and deliverables should be addressed and defined It is very important to have a clear understanding of what you are going to build and the most important thing is to build it on timeAt this point it would be quite interesting to make a historical background In the 1950s and early 1960s
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