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people +‎ -ware


peopleware (uncountable)

  1. (computing) people, regarded as a resource; human resources
    • 1984, Computerworld (volume 18, number 22, 28 May 1984, page 29)
      The cost of peopleware and software has risen dramatically over the past years, while the cost of hardware has decreased.
    • 2005, Silvia T. Acuña, A Software Process Model Handbook for Incorporating People's Capabilities (page 18)
      The primary objective is to define a group of peopleware activities, which are normally missing from traditional software process models, to take into account the capabilities of the people who play roles in the software process.