You’ve picked up this book, so I assume you are a software professional. That’s good; so am I. And since I have your attention, let me tell you why I picked up this book. It all starts a short time ago in a place not too far away. Cue the curtain, lights and camera, Charley …. Several years ago I was working at a medium-sized corporation selling highly regulated products. You know the type; we sat in a cubicle farm in a three-story building, directors and up had private offices, and getting everyone you needed into the same room for a meeting took a week or so. We were operating in a very competitive market when the government opened up a new product. Suddenly we had an entirely new set of potential customers; all we had to do was to get them to buy our product. That meant we had to file by a certain deadline with the federal government, pass an assessment audit by another date, and go to market on a third date.