|By Jeremy Geelan||
|May 17, 2008 06:15 AM EDT||
“Developers need to realize that Automated Defect Prevention benefits them," says Parasoft co-founder & CEO Dr Adam Kolawa in this Exclusive Q&A with SYS-CON Media's Java Developer's Journal. "But they won’t start recognizing this until they see that they have less work," Kolawa continues. The key to success, he adds, is to have an infrastructure handle as much work as possible. "This way, developers have time to focus on the creative tasks they enjoy most...the ones that truly require human intelligence."
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Dr Adam Kolawa: It’s not very realistic. That’s why we’re not trying to modify the development process. Rather, we’re trying to improve it. There’s a big difference. We learned that it’s critical to take it slow. In the book, we discuss this under ADP Principle 6: Incremental Implementation of ADP’s Practices and Policies. In a nutshell, you never want to attack the process as a whole. Instead, start by going after a few “low-hanging fruits”— relatively simple changes that will yield significant gains. Then, keep moving forward.
Java Developer’s Journal: Is it possible to quantify what proportion of getting ADP into the DNA of developers and managers is a software development challenge and what proportion is a human or change-management challenge?
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