The development of software requires dedication and understanding on the developers’ part. Many software problems arise due to myths that are formed during the initial stages of software development. Unlike ancient folklore that often provides valuable lessons, software myths propagate false beliefs and confusion in the minds of management, users and developers.
Managers, who own software development responsibility, are often under strain and pressure to maintain a software budget, time constraints, improved quality, and many other considerations. Common management myths are listed in Table.
Table Management Myths
In most cases, users tend to believe myths about the software because software managers and developers do not try to correct the false beliefs. These myths lead to false expectations and ultimately develop dissatisfaction among the users. Common user myths are listed in Table.
Table User Myths
In the early days of software development, programming was viewed as an art, but now software development has gradually become an engineering discipline. However, developers still believe in some myths-. Some of the common developer myths are listed in Table.
Table Developer Myths