Andrew Dallas, CEO, Full Spectrum Software Publishes Another Breakthrough new Article on Software Engineering for the Medical and Life Sciences Industries.

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Using Agile to Achieve Rapid Failure

Andrew Dallas, CEO of Full Spectrum Software, providers of software engineering and testing for the life sciences and medical device industries, has published a major new article in Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry magazine. The article entitled "Using Agile to Achieve Rapid Failure," recounts instances where Agile processes were incorrectly adopted and how to avoid repeating the same mistakes.

Life sciences and medical device custom software developer, Full Spectrum Software has been observing a disturbing trend. Andrew Dallas, noted author, thought leader in medical device software development and CEO of Full Spectrum Software, illuminates some of the problems that his clients have run into when lured into believing the hype about Agile…when Agile is incorrectly applied.

The article titled “Using Agile to Achieve Rapid Failure,” is published by Canon Communication’s Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry magazine. Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry is the only peer reviewed trade magazine in the medical device industry and is the authoritative source for technology articles for medical makers. Article link:

With companies seeking to accelerate time to market, reduce defect repair time and increase visibility into product development, Agile is winning a great deal of support. However, when tools are expected to take the place of good management and velocity is seen as the only value that engineers deliver, failure may be imminent. This is particularly true of controlled products that must meet FDA or international quality standards. Andrew Dallas, who is widely considered a national authority on software methodology for medical device software offers a thought provoking vision into adoption of Agile. In his dual roles as both CEO and CTO of Full Spectrum Software,Andrew Dallas brings a unique perspective to his body of published work.

Often controversial, Andrew Dallas writes with the unique perspective and authority of both an executive of a major medical device software developer as well as a hands-on software leader working with some of the most sophisticated medical device software ever developed. Andrew Dallas has been leading teams of software and quality assurance engineers for nearly 20 years in projects ranging from designing and developing software for devices that implant deep brain electrodes for the treatment of neurological disorders to advanced image guided radiation therapy systems.

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