Why is it called"Silver
Bullet’s name is actually a critique of so-called “silver bullets” inspired
by legendary computer scientist Fredrick Brooks’ famous article, “No Silver
Bullet”, published in the IEEE Computer Society magazine in 1987.
Responding to the overpromises of Computer Aided Software Engineering
(CASE) tools, Brooks, who had been the Chief Architect for the renowned IBM
OS 360 system and author of the landmark, “Mythical Man Month”, argued that
tools could help with the “accidental” problems of software engineering but
could not solve the “essence” of the problem. So it is today, enterprise
tools are advertised as solving more than they can at the expense of
addressing the essence of the problem.
Having experienced many such tool and methodology overpromises, Silver
Bullet’s founders wanted to help clients not lose sight of and attention on
the essence of the problem, maybe not a “silver bullet”