http://www.sqlservercentral.com/blogs/brian_kelley/2006/05/25/when-it-takes-time/

Printed 2014/08/20 01:20AM

When It Takes Time...

2006/05/25

Saw this from Jason Haley's Interesting Finds post for the morning of May 25, 2006:

Project Managing Latency or: How to Make Smart People Look Stupid

I like the point: it isn't easy to ship a complex piece of software. This reminds me of two editorial posts by Steve Jones which talked of the same issue:

Buggy Software
Another Bug Hunt

There have been a lot of talk about the Vista delays, just like there was a lot of talk about the SQL Server 2005 delays. Both are very complex pieces of software with tons of lines of code. The more we ask for applications to do, the more complex they become. The more complex an application is, the more likely it is that there will be unexpected conflicts, bugs, etc. That always has the potential to delay a project. Case in point: Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing initiative, quite a few application projects were delayed, including SQL Server 2005. Some, like Windows XP, were greatly improved due to the pause. I'm sure others didn't see the light of day afterwards. Doing anything complex takes time. And sometimes you don't succeed...


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