‘Glitch: The Hidden Impact of Faulty Software’ Excerpt
Your software systems are the heart of your business — and they may be
vulnerable. In “Glitch: The
Hidden Impact of Faulty Software,” industry leader Jeff Papows, Ph.D.,
outlines the three converging forces that are leading to the proliferation of glitches.
Papows explains why and how these glitches are affecting businesses, government
agencies and consumers and provides recommendations as to what we can do about
Written for senior decision makers, Papows explains why the risks of software
failure are growing worse, not better — and shows how software
glitches can destroy both your profitability and your reputation. He also introduces
proven governance techniques that can help you systematically find and fix weaknesses
in the way you build, buy, and manage software.
Our excerpt, from chapter two (“The Personal Impact”), examines the ways that
software glitches can become a matter of life and death, using the recent Toyota
recalls and faulty technology used in radiation machines used to treat cancer patients
as real-world examples.
This excerpt is from the book, “Glitch: The Hidden Impact of Faulty Software”
authored by Jeff Papows, published by Pearson/Prentice Hall Professional, Sept. 2010,
ISBN 0132160633, Copyright 2011 Pearson Education, Inc.
The attached Zip file includes:
- Intro Page.doc
- Cover Sheet and Terms.pdf
- Glitch Excerpt.pdf