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    DescriptionYou might expect that a person invited to contribute a foreword to a book on the 1 subject of professionalism would himself be a professional of exemplary standing. I am gladdened by that thought, but also disquieted. The disquieting part of it is that if I am a professional, I must be a professional something, but what? As someone who has tried his best for the last thirty years to avoid doing anything twice, I lack one of the most important characteristics of a professional, the dedicated and persistent pursuit of a single direction. For the purposes of this foreword, it would be handy if I could think of myself as a professional abstractor. That would allow me to offer up a few useful abstractions about professionalism, patterns that might illuminate the essays that follow. I shall try to do this by proposing three successively more complex models of professionalism, ending up with one that is discomfortingly soft, but still, the best approximation I can make of what the word means to me. The first of these models I shall designate Model Zero. I intend a pejorative sense to this name, since the attitude represented by Model Zero is retrograde and offensive ...but nonetheless common. In this model, the word "professionalism" is a simple surrogate for compliant uniformity.


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    Title
    The Responsible Software Engineer
    Subtitle
    Selected Readings in IT Professionalism
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Colin Myers, Edited by Tracy Hall, Edited by Dave Pitt, Introduction by Colin Myers, Introduction by Tracy Hall, Introduction by Dave Pitt, Foreword by Tom DeMarco
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 376
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 527 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9783540760412
    ISBN 10: 3540760415
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: COM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S10.2
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    B&T General Subject: 710
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    BISAC V2.8: COM051000
    LC classification: QA76.758
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    B&T Approval Code: A93606300
    DC22: 005.1023, 005.1/023
    LC classification: QA76.758 .R47 1997, QA75.5-76.95
    Thema V1.0: UMZ, KJMV5
    Edition statement
    Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1997
    Illustrations note
    11 black & white illustrations, biography
    Publisher
    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
    Imprint name
    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
    Publication date
    01 June 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Berlin
    Table of contents
    1 Introduction.- Professional Bodies.- 2 Software Engineering: A New Professionalism.- 3 Attributes and Goals for a Mature Profession.- 4 Establishing Standards of Professional Practice.- 5 Professional Activities of the British Computer Society.- 6 Software Engineering Education, Personal Development and Hong Kong.- 7 The Road to Professionalism in Medical Informatics.- 8 Who should License Software Engineers?.- Accountability.- 9 Is an Ethical Code Feasible?.- 10 Can a Software Engineer Afford to be Ethical?.- 11 Software Project Management Ethics.- 12 Obligations for IT Ethics Education.- 13 Legal Aspects of Safety Critical Systems.- 14 Do Software Engineers Help or Hinder the Protection of Data?.- 15 Is it Reasonable to Apply the Term Responsible to Non-Human Entities?.- Equal Opportunities.- 16 Technology and Citizenship for the Disabled, and Why it Matters to You.- 17 Problem-Solving Tools for the Disabled.- 18 Who Holds the Key to the Glass Door?.- 19 The Contribution Women Could Make to IT Professionalism.- 20 But isn't Computing Boring?.- Working Practices.- 21 Professional Responsibilities and Information Systems Failure.- 22 Problems in Requirements Communication.- 23 Responsibilities under the Capability Maturity Model.- 24 Revenge of the Methodology Anarchist.- 25 Software Engineering Practices in the UK.- 26 Escaping the Mythology that Plagues Software Technology.- 27 Is the Rush to Quality a Move to Inequality?.- 28 Pressures to Behave Unprofessionally.- Education and Training.- 29 Selling, Marketing and Procuring Software.- 30 Curriculum Support for Professionalism.- 31 Academic Perspectives of Professionalism.- 32 Student Projects and Professionalism.- 33 Converting Computer Science Graduates into Professionals.- 34 Stereotypes, Young People and Computing.