Analyst’s corner
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Analyst’s corner

The Most Important Lesson about Software Development from the Past 50 Years

A focus on understanding users and their usage is the best key to success

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I first learned to program computers in college in 1970. Since then, I’ve performed many roles in software engineering: coder, designer, business analyst (BA), tester, project manager, documentation writer, team…

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Karl Wiegers

Karl Wiegers

PhD in organic chemistry. Author of 13 books, mostly on software. Guitars, wine, and military history fill the voids. karlwiegers.com and processimpact.com