Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/05/14

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Subject: Firmware was Re: [Leica] Still no DMR
From: mail at (Steve Unsworth)
Date: Sat May 14 06:37:13 2005

You are correct, all software has bugs, but there are bugs and there are
bugs. If a company continuously releases software with major bugs their
market presence will soon begin to evaporate.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf
Of Frank Filippone
Sent: 14 May 2005 14:28
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: RE: Firmware was Re: [Leica] Still no DMR

All SW is buggy.  You want customers to buy YOUR buggy SW, not your
competitors.  Meeting company deadlines maintains your market presence.
is a management mandated approach, not a vote by committee approach.  It
is not very much liked by engineering, who rightfully, wants to release
SW that is bug free.

Getting good SW engineers to work towards deadlines is harder than it
sounds.  Losing customers is the best way to having a short term
business. If you involve engineering in understanding WHY it is
important to release on a schedule, they tend to support the decision.

Frank Filippone \

Typical project manager approach, AKA 'buy our buggy software' ;-)


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