I was totally "gobsmacked" when I read the article on Bloomberg this morning about the latest release of information surrounding the 737Max scandal.
This behavior, driven by the markets, fueled by greed and signed off by Execs who don't have the the right sized gonads to stand up to the markets. Make decisions that lead to the right things being done rather than worry about the next reporting season.
In any business, when code is mission critical - OWN IT AND DON'T LET OUT OF YOUR SIGHT OR IMMEDIATE CONTROL!!!!
Since day 1 our strategy has been to do just that, and whilst we are not in a business that has an element of danger, we do appreciate that what we deliver has an impact on the lives of real people.
It remains the mystery at the heart of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max crisis: how a company renowned for meticulous design made seemingly basic software mistakes leading to a pair of deadly crashes. Longtime Boeing engineers say the effort was complicated by a push to outsource work to lower-paid contractors. The Max software -- plagued by issues that could keep the planes grounded months longer after U.S. regulators this week revealed a new flaw -- was developed at a time Boeing was laying off experienced engineers and pressing suppliers to cut costs. Increasingly, the iconic American plane maker and its subcontractors have relied on temporary workers making as little as $9 an hour to develop and test software, often from countries lacking a deep background in aerospace -- notably India.