Learning from disaster and experience: Evolving software professionalism

Steven Fraser, Janne Järvinen, Erik Lundh, Ken Power, Linda Rising, Werner Wild, Rebecca Wirfs-Brock

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Professionalism evolves as knowledge and skills mature from craft to commercial practice – often as the result of learnings derived from failure and human hazard. Aviation, medicine, engineering, and architecture are examples of disciplines with an established knowledge base and curriculum of learning and mentorship. These disciplines often require regulated practices executed by certified professionals to ensure the safety and economic value of delivered services. This panel will debate whether we are learning effectively from our experiences and what might be done to accelerate increased software professionalism and product value.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgile Processes, in Software Engineering, and Extreme Programming
Subtitle of host publication16th International Conference, XP 2015, Proceedings
EditorsTorgeir Dingsoyr, Casper Lassenius, Maria Paasivaara
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-18612-2
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event16th International Conference on Agile Software Development, XP 2015 - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 25 May 201529 May 2015

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Business Information Processing


Conference16th International Conference on Agile Software Development, XP 2015


  • Certification
  • Craft
  • Failure
  • Knowledge
  • Learning
  • Practice
  • Professionalism
  • Safety
  • Skills
  • Value


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