It’s What We Know that Just Ain’t So: Epistemic Failure in Software Engineering

Understanding and Overcoming Our Industry’s Knowledge Failures

Photo by K. Mitch Hodge on Unsplash



Relevance to Software Engineering

Examples of Epistemic Failures

The Waterfall Method

Add Programmers When Your Schedule Slips

Something Simplifying This Way Comes


Today’s Failure

How Do We Fix This?


Bayesian Thinking

Agile Methods

Intellectual Humility

Final Thoughts


J. Meadows is a technologist with decades of experience in software development, management, and numerical analysis.

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