How Software Engineering Is an Oxymoron

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How Software Engineering Is an Oxymoron

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Posted March 5, 2008 in Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence, Business & Enterprise Architecture

I recall a conference presentation titled "Software engineering? An Oxymoron?" that I attended about five years ago. The speaker was pushing the idea that the software development practice had to borrow concepts from the engineering domain, where the formal approach in design and build was a common practice consolidated over 2,000 years.