Wednesday, April 19, 2006

NASA JPL vs. Microsoft

I'm currently at the 2006 Conference on Software Engineering Education & Training (CSEE&T), spending all of today in the Barry Boehm track. It must be strange to be sitting in the back of the room and listening to people talk about stuff you thought up, like COCOMO, the sprial model, risk management, wideband delphi, and Win-Win software engineering.

Anyway, as long as we're talking about software engineering, here's an interesting web page comparing the NASA JPL culture with Microsoft's culture.

And, I'm not much interested in family trees, but I'm in this one about software engineers.