I was talking the other day with Intel software expert Lori Matassa. "I was talking the other day with Intel software expert Lori Matassa. She was recounting to me the issue of priority inversion. She brought up the documented case of priority inversion with the Mars Rover. This is an old case study, but it is fascinating to see how software can (potentially) sideline an entire multi-million dollar project. If you are relatively new to software development, you may not have seen/heard about this before, so I am posting it here for reference. Please comment on how helpful case studies like these are to you. If they are helpful, we can seek on more current case examples.
What really happened on Mars?