1. Consider the activities of a software project manager. Where are decisions made? When are they group decisions? When are they individual decisions?
2. What software technologies have been promoted in the last ten years? Which ones have resulted in widespread adoption, and which have not? Can you use the Rogers and Moore frameworks to explain why?
The January/February 2000 issue of IEEE Software contains an editorial by McConnell about software engineering’s best influences:
metrics and measurement
For each practice listed, analyze its likely technology adoption. Is it a best practice? What evidence supports its adoption? And what audience is addressed by the evidence?