The main difference between computer hardware and software is that hardware is a physical component of a computer, whereas software is a program that relies on the hardware to function. A word processing program, for example, relies on hardware to execute its functions and store data.
Peopleware is a term used to refer to one of the three core aspects of computer technology, the other two being hardware and software. Peopleware can refer to anything that has to do with the role of people in the development or use of computer software and hardware systems, including such issues as developer productivity, teamwork, group dynamics, the psychology of programming, project management, organizational factors, human interface design, and human-machine-interaction.
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Example Of Software And Hardware
The concept of peopleware in the software community covers a variety of aspects:
- Development of productive persons
- Organizational culture
- Organizational learning
- Development of productive teams, and
- Modeling of human competencies.
List The Components Of Software And Hardware
The neologism, first used by Peter G. Neumann in 1977 and independently coined by Meilir Page-Jones in 1980, was popularized in the 1987 book Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams by Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister.
The term 'Peopleware' also became the title and subject matter of a long-running series of columns by Larry Constantine in Software Development magazine, later compiled in book form.
- ^Larry ConstantineConstantine on Peopleware Prentice Hall, 1995, p. xxi. (ISBN0-13-331976-8)
- ^Silvia T. Acuna (2005). A Software Process Model Handbook for Incorporating People's Capabilities. pp. 9–11.
- ^Peter G. Neumann 'Peopleware in Systems.' in Peopleware in Systems. Cleveland, OH: Assoc. for Systems management, 1977, pp 15–18. (ISBN0-934356-13-0)
- ^Page-Jones, M. Practical Guide to Structured Systems Design. New York: Yourdon Press. (ISBN0-13-690769-5)
- ^Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister. Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams. New York: Dorset House, 1987. (ISBN0-932633-43-9)
- ^Larry ConstantineThe Peopleware Papers Prentice Hall, 2001. (ISBN0-13-060123-3)