Skin in the Game and Software Engineering

Source: Reuters

This is a Boeing 737 MAX 8 after a MCAS software crash

  • The design of the aircraft obviously involves not just software, but software is a critical part of the design;
  • The software has undergone unforeseen changes (sorry the extremist fanatics who misrepresented the concepts of Agile, sometimes unforeseen changes are bad for everyone involved and they don’t deliver value) and for some involved they weren’t major enough changes, not should influence “important” things;
  • They did not give due importance to the need for further revisions and testing after the software change;
  • Aircraft pilots (Skin in the Game) had not been informed of the changes;
  • One of the premises of the MCAS software was to ensure more flight safety in more extreme situations, in practice they took control of the pilots.

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