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Discussion Forum Unit 1 Hi Class, 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. answer: Software Engineering Is Much More Complex And Wicked Than Regular Engineering Some people might think that software engineering is similar to engineering other things, like airplanes or bridges, because they're both forms of engineering. Because they're both forms of engineering, some people hold the misconception that they're equally complex. In fact, many people have held this misconception: These people built the Waterfall methodology based off the idea that the software engineering process is basically the same as the mechanical, civil, aerospace, etc. engineering process. They had many good reasons

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