[SIGCIS-Members] software modernization failures

Lee Vinsel lee.vinsel at gmail.com
Mon May 29 08:22:58 PDT 2023

Hi, Jonathan! and all,

If there is a good book on why software adoption/modernization fails so
often I have missed it, but I have really enjoyed the work of Robert
Charette on the topic. I think his first piece on it was simply titled "Why
Software Fails <https://spectrum.ieee.org/why-software-fails>" and was
published in IEEE Spectrum. He has written several follow ups since then.
Bob is easily approachable via email and has a wealth of knowledge about
these topics. By the way, he is also the author of the recent 12 part
series "The EV Transition Explained," which was also published as an ebook
<https://spectrum.ieee.org/ev-transition-explained-ebook> and demonstrates
his characteristic insights into system dynamics.


On Thu, May 4, 2023 at 7:58 PM Jonathan Coopersmith via Members <
members at lists.sigcis.org> wrote:

> Any suggestions for a book or article on software modernization
> failures, especially for large projects?  Why do they seem common -- and
> apparently remain so?
> Thank you.
> Stay sane,
> Jonathan
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