Entries by Gabriel A.

Perfection and Why You Need to be Specific in Your Requirements

Apparently, the American computer giant IBM decided to have some parts manufactured in Japan as a trial. In the specifications, they set standard that they will accept only three defective pieces per 10,000 pieces. When the delivery came to IBM there was a letter accompanying it. “We, Japanese people, had a hard time understanding North […]

Motivation in Software Engineering

Motivation plays an important role in keeping people proactive, and obtaining a productive role from a person. However, motivation is by no means the only factor involved. In the last twenty years, an increasing number of productivity studies were conducted about how software engineers work, the productivity studies shown that individuals vary in their performance. What […]