Software Development Pearls of Wisdom Book and Webinar

Tuesday, December 21, 2021 12:39 PM | Community IIBA Bluegrass (Administrator)

Software Development Pearls: Lessons from Fifty Years of Software Experience

We are delighted to join Karl Wiegers to announce the publication of his latest book. Software Development Pearls: Lessons from Fifty Years of Software Experience (Addison-Wesley, 2022). It presents 60 lessons Karl has learned from both personal experience and from providing consulting and training services to some 150 companies and government agencies. Here's a brief description:

Experience is a powerful teacher, but it is also slow and painful. Software practitioners can't afford to make the mistakes others have suffered. Software Development Pearls helps you compress your learning curve—and bypass much of the pain—by absorbing lessons from others who have gone before.

This book   presents 60 lessons that you can apply to projects regardless of the application domain, technology, or development lifecycle. Highly pragmatic and illustrated with more than 100 true-story experiences, these principles, perspectives, and practices have proven valid for decades, and they will remain relevant for many years to come.

Software Development Pearls covers multiple crucial domains of project success: analysis, requirements, design, project management, culture and teamwork, quality, and process improvement. Each chapter suggests several "First Steps" and "Next Steps" to help you begin applying its content immediately—and begin developing products more successfully.

You can get a more detailed description, see reviewer comments, read several sample lessons, get a list of all 60 lessons, and view a video at the web page for the book, Of course, you can also buy copies from that page. (An audiobook version is forthcoming.) This is the perfect gift for those hard-to-buy-for IT people in your life.

Check out this valuable resource for your business analysis career. Karl invites you to share your review of the book on, and online community groups as appropriate.

We have worked with Karl to introduce 24 of the 60 lessons in the book. Get some great perspective from someone who has been there and done that! Please attend our webinar on Thursday, January 20, 2022; at 2:00 p.m. EST on Software Development Pearls of Wisdom.


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Mailing address:  Bluegrass IIBA Chapter | 1588 Leestown Road, Suite 130-111 | Lexington, KY  40511



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