Top Ten Software Engineering Ideas, in Jacksonville

By: Ed Yourdon

I‘ll (Ed Yourdon) be giving a presentation on the “top 10 software engineering concepts” at an ITMPI software best-practices seminar in Jacksonville, FL today; for more details about this and future seminars (including, for example, Albany and Austin next month), click here.

Top Ten SE ideas, Detroit.pdf

If you’d like to download a 18.4-megabyte PDF of the one-page mind-map for the presentation, click here. And if you’d like to see the Google Docs version of the presentation, click here. Because Google Docs presentations are sharable, there’s an opportunity for you to revise, enhance, correct, and generally improve the material. In order to do that, you’ll need to be added to the list of “collaborators” for the document; send me an email at ed-at-yourdon-to-com, and I’ll add you to the list.

But if you think Google Docs presentations look ugly, you can download the 6.2 megabyte Powerpoint file created as an export from my mind-mapping tool, by clicking here. And if that’s not enough, you can download the original 13.7-megabyte mind-map itself, by clicking here. But the mind-map document won’t do you much good if you don’t have the mind-mapping tool with which to open it and manipulate it; it’s called MindMap ConceptDraw. You can buy it for $119 (or get a free trial copy for 30 days) by visiting the ConceptDraw website (I have no business relationship with ConceptDraw, and receive no commissions, royalties, or financial remuneration of any kind from sales of their products).

Let me know if you have any questions or problems…

About Ed Yourdon

Edward Yourdon is an internationally-recognized expert witness and computer consultant who specializes in project management, software engineering methodologies, and Web 2.0 development. He is the author of more than two dozen books, including Outsource: competing in the global productivity race, Byte Wars, Managing High-Intensity Internet Projects, Death March, Rise and Resurrection of the American Programmer, and Decline and Fall of the American Programmer. He is currently focusing on Web 2.0 technologies, and was the guest editor of the October 2006 special issue of the Cutter IT Journal on “Creating Business Value with Web 2.0”; he has developed an extensive “mind-map” of Web 2.0 concepts, technologies, products, and vendors, which can be downloaded as a PDF file from his blogsite.

Source: Yourdon Report