CEN 3031 Software Engineering, Spring 2011 Homework 1 You are required to read the first 4 chapters of Mythical Man-Month and answer the following questions: 1. In the first chapter, the author talked about a few factors which may make programming fun and why it is necessary to treat programming from a more scientific point of view. Please describe a few scenarios or problems which one may encounter in the design of a large program if without the knowledge of software engineering. 2. TRUE or FALSE a. We should not be optimists, especially in a large programming effort which consists of many tasks, some chained end-to-end. The probability that each will go well becomes vanishingly small. b. If a task can be done by 10 men in 24 months, then we could add in 10 more men and complete the task in 12 months. c.
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