About the Concept
The concept of a Harmonic Software System has been created by Ed Liversidge, the managing director of Harmonic Software Systems Ltd, in an attempt to define the ingredients and mindset that are required in order to create quality software. It was born out of frustration. As a contractor, he saw software projects crippled with weak designs, outdated or non-existent documentation, unreliable hardware, a total lack of quality controls, or just too many hacks to get it working. The software development process ultimately caves in on itself unless the right approach is taken from the beginning. This approach involves careful planning, attention to detail and a commitment to maintaining an extremely high level of quality, and it must be consistently applied to all facets of the development process.