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Why Cutting Costs is Expensive: How $9/Hour Software Engineers Cost Boeing Billions

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Boeing Stock Ticker 2 days after the flight 302 crash. The price fell from $422 to $375 in 2 days.

“We believe this can be updated through a software fix.”

In software, slow is fast.

Fast is Slow and Cheap is Expensive, So Why Are So Many Managers Cheap?

  • Mentorship & reviews halt
  • Bugs pile up
  • Tests get skipped
  • Communication suffers
  • Developers burn out
  • Productivity suffers
Project Management Triangle

An investment in quality is an investment in productivity, cost savings, and stronger sales.

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