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Because making software is like oneoff or small batch production as opposed to a traditional production line.

Engineering practices vary wildly depending on what type of engineering you are doing.

That's one of the problems they had when developing BS5750 and ISO9000 , "where do you hang the defect ticket" was one of the areas where they had problems - that was what the head of the BSI software quality project told me back when he was auditing a project I worked on ack in the 80's.




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