CS 2401 - AY2021-T1 3 September - 9 September Discussion Forum Unit 1 (14).docx

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A passenger aircraft is composed of several millions of parts and requires thousands of persons to assemble. A four-lane highway bridge is another example of complexity. The first version of Word for Windows, a word processor released by Microsoft in 1989, required 55 person-years, resulted into 249,000 lines of source code, and was delivered 4 years late. Aircraft and highway bridges are usually delivered on time and within budget, whereas software is often not. Discuss what are, in your opinion, the differences between developing an aircraft, a bridge, and a word processor that would cause this situation. 97 words Answers: I have been experiencing some technical issues and for some reason my post is not appropriately formatted. Please find below the same post formatted and please rate the first entry! Thanks and apologies for the hassle. When an aircraft or a bridge are designed, the specifications of both are formal and well given as inputs. They are not ill-defined and changing with time as they are “pieces” that will suit a well

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