Myths and realities surrounding Cleanroom

Myth : Cleanroom is going to replace existing SE techniques

Cleanroom borrows heavily from existing SE practices and contrary to what its critics say, it is not meant to replace the entire body of SE techniques.

Myth : Cleanroom is a set of orthodox practices and principles

A Cleanroom "orthodoxy" is nonexistent - developers tailor Cleanroom to suit the specific project they are working on. The fundamental principles of Cleanroom remain unchanged no matter what the project. These principles lead to a number of specific practices, the only rule being that these practices stay within the bounds of the fundamental principles. Tailoring Cleanroom according to need is vital to project success.