Seminar: The Top Five Challenges in Software Development

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Friday, April 8 from 3:40 - 5:00 PM PST in BANN 401

Written by Wan Bae
March 28, 2022

Synchronous Zoom Meeting:


Steve Tockey, Principal Consultant at Construx Software


Join Steve Tockey as he uses data from real software development organizations together with his nearly 45 years of experience in the software industry to identify the five most difficult challenges faced by almost every software project. Steve will not only present those challenges, but he will also talk about how damaging they are. Steve will end with a high-level discussion of practical ways to overcome those five challenges.


Steve Tockey is the Principal Consultant at Construx Software. During more than four decades in the software industry, he has worked as a programmer, analyst, and researcher for organizations that include Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, The Boeing Company and Rockwell Collins, Inc.

At Construx, Steve applies his deep experience in object-oriented development, model-based requirements & design, software engineering economics, development process, project management, estimation, and software quality to help a wide variety of clients apply best practices throughout development and maintenance.

Steve has a Master's of Software Engineering from Seattle University and a B.A. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a Certified Software Development Professional and chaired the Certification Committee of the IEEE Computer Society. Steve has been an adjunct professor in the Master of Software Engineering program at Seattle University and is the author of two books, "Return on Software" and "How to Engineer Software".


There will be a synchronous Zoom meeting for this seminar.

Zoom meeting:

Meeting ID: 922 4439 1853

Files used by the speaker: CS Seminar 12 Slide Deck and CS Seminar 12 Slide Deck Grayscale

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