We've received numerous letters regarding Tom DeMarco's Viewpoints essay in the July/August 2009 issue. Here are short summaries of some of the letters we've received thus far. The complete text of the letters are posted at www.computer.org/software/demarco. The page also has instructions on how to add your comments to the discussion. —Hakan Erdogmus, editor in chief
• We need to use the best means we can find, even software engineering—revisited—to shift our focus away from narrow control over project time and cost alone.
• We need to shift to value for money.
• We need to learn to engineer value (for money) into our systems.
• We've clearly failed to do so thus far.