Out of the Software Crisis: Systems-Thinking for Software Projects

Out of the Software Crisis: Systems-Thinking for Software Projects

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The cover for the book. It says "Out of the Software Crisis: Systems-Thinking for Software Projects, by Baldur Bjarnason"

Software projects keep failing, not because we don’t have the right team or tools but because our software development system is broken. Out of the Software Crisis is a guide to fixing your software projects with systems-thinking making them more resilient to change and less likely to fail.

The print edition is:

  • Case bound with a glossy cover.
  • 180 pages.
  • Shipped from either the US, if you're ordering from the US, or the UK if you're ordering from anywhere else.
  • Those ordering from outside the US or the UK might have to pay additional customs charges on delivery.
  • The book should appear in regular book store distribution systems late November or early December.
  • Print orders do not include the ebook as that would make VAT-handling and sales tax even more complicated.
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Praise for the ebook edition of Out of the Software Crisis: Systems-Thinking for Software Projects

The only issue so far with Baldur’s book is how distracted I am by the typography. It’s a bit too good 😅. – David Larlet

I’ve bought your book based solely on the extract about the business value of unit testing on the website. I read that and thought “YES! At last! Someone’s said it.” and wondered what else you have to say. I’m looking forward to reading it. :) – Chris Neale

I read Baldur’s book ‘Out of the Software Crisis’ on the flight over yesterday and I’d strongly recommend reading it. – Orta Therox

This is basically a book full of hot takes and I’m here for it. – James Harton

“Out of the Software Crisis” by Baldur is a great book and well worth the read. Highly quotable, and really challenged my view of software development in a few places. – Nolan Lawson

Really great as an introduction to systems thinking as applied to software design. – Jennifer Jiang

Love this quote about design from “Out of the software crisis” by Baldur: “Decoration [is] the least important thing design does for software…[aesthetics] is part of what design does. It isn’t what you hire designers to do.” – Jim Neilsen

This book “out of the software crisis” by Baldur Bjarnason is really good 👍. I cannot recommend it highly enough. – KimSia Sim

Just finished Baldur’s new book “Out of the Software Crisis”. It’s a whistle-stop tour of the history and current state of #software development, and an intro to systems thinking. Very relatable if you’re a #webdev, and has inspired me to read more… – Ben Walker

“Out of the Software Crisis” by Baldur is so good that I shared it with our executive management team. It’s short, non-technical, well-researched and identifies the key reasons software projects fail and how to improve the chance of success. Hoping this authoritative little book will help our team look beyond the waterfall/agile/safe/whatever dogmas to the importance of the wider organization in determining success. – @doctorlaura

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