I was very disappointed by this product and am taking it back to the bookstore for a refund.
Of course it's a showstopper that the software doesn't function at all. As another reviewer pointed out, that's the whole point of buying this course and not just a book. But on a deeper level, you'd think a course about a software engineering "best practice" would actually WORK!
Obviously the software on the course CD was _NOT_ developed using best practices.