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A report, published by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) on 31 July titled, "Engineering Values in IT" sets out recommendations to solve what could (lazily) be termed the 'Software Crisis' particularly the challenge of large IT government projects.
The recommendations, if implemented, could affect all software practitioners in the UK as they are quite wide-ranging and, when I think about it, disturbing.
For some time there has been a group on LinkedIn associated with the Forum (which I manage). It has a facility for posting messages, queries and answers etc. Quite a few people have posted opportunities and some have announced their availability for employment.
I suggest you use that Forum to offer jobs and/or your availability. Thanks.
The LinkedIn group can be found here: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=690977
You need to register and join that group to read, post and respond.
Michael Bolton has responded to my plea for schools to 'go away'.
The context-driven school obviously exists. People keep telling me it does. I can't deny that. God bless it and all who sail in it etc. etc. It is the definitions of OTHER schools by the context-driven school that I'm discouraging. That wasn't clear, I suppose.
Michael, like James, seems keen to set me up in my own little school (of one :-))
As usual, I'm grateful to James Bach in commenting on my last post. in a wide-ranging statement, he defends the value of schools of thought. I agree entirely that schools of thought have value. Partly they allow one to compare and contrast aspects of a discipline, particularly where there are differences of opinion, thought, belief, behaviour etc. and heaven knows there's plenty of variety in that regard.