Next Thursday, November 18th, there will be an event organised by Bits&Chips about managing complex projects. Sure, it will be mostly in Dutch but it will be interesting anyway.
The challenge for software projects is to increase the productivity significantly; not by 10% or 50% but with 10 to 100 times or more. Will current process improvement initiatives achieve that? I doubt it. In my opinion, we need to reduce the size of projects instead of increasing it, we need to replace manual work and communication by machine work.