Software Safety Assignment

Select a topic from Below to talk about Wednesday, April 14.

Review the following well known failures here: A Collection of Well-Known Software Failures

And: Therac-25

Software Failure Causes Airport Evacuation

Address the following:

  1. Give an overview of the failure
  2. What was the real cause of the failure.
  3. What failures in process, management, mehodology or practice were underlyingly responsible for the failure.
  4. What general practices should have been in place to avoid the problem.

Submit 1-2 PowerPoint Slides by noon, April 14

Failure Student
Microsoft Zune's New Year Crash Derrick
Air-Traffic Control System in LA Airport Joe
Northeast Blackout Sir Grant of Dumb
NASA Mars Climate Orbiter David
Denver Airport Baggage-handling System Rick
USS Yorktown Incident Kevin
Ariane 5 Explosion Matt
Therac-25 Lashy-LASHbones
Software Failure Causes Airport Evacuation Nathan Fig

-- JimSkon - 2010-04-09

Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Pptxpptx AIRPORT_SECURITY_GONE_WRONG.pptx manage 360.1 K 2010-04-14 - 17:57 NathanFig  
Pptxpptx Ariane_5.pptx manage 76.1 K 2010-04-14 - 14:39 MattForaker Matt's presentation on the Ariane 5 rocket
Pptxpptx Denver_Baggage_System_Handling.pptx manage 78.1 K 2010-04-14 - 16:56 RicardoRodriguez Rick Software Safety PP
Pptppt Northeast_Blackout_of_2003.ppt manage 1643.5 K 2010-04-14 - 12:51 GrantGipson Grant Gipson's presentation on the Northeast Blackout of 2003's software failure
Pptxpptx USS_Yorktown_incident.pptx manage 245.6 K 2010-04-14 - 00:52 KevinDeaton Kevin Deaton Software Safety Presentation
Pptppt mars_climate_orbiter.ppt manage 1553.0 K 2010-04-14 - 18:08 DavidSieg Mars Climate Orbiter
Topic revision: r16 - 2015-04-17 - JimSkon
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