characters Mythical Man-Month, The: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition
characters Mythical Man-Month, The: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition Free download Mythical Man-Month, The: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition 105 Nitial publication of his book Brooks has revisited his original ideas and added new thoughts and advice both for readers already familiar with his work and for readers discovering it for the first time The added chapters contain 1 a crisp condensation of all the propositions asserted in the original book including Brooks' central argument in The Mythical Man Month that large programming projects suffer. There are a million little insights into human nature contained in this book Specifically the nature of the sort of humans who want to do well care about doing well but need the space time and environment to do well which is not everyone but this percentage of the professional community is MUCH greater than most managers seem to believeIt is remarkable how well this book has aged We continue to invent new methodologies and structural fads in the software and computing industry and we continue to stub our toes and rediscover much of what is in this book
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characters Mythical Man-Month, The: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition Free download Mythical Man-Month, The: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition 105 Management problems different from small ones due to the division of labor; that the conceptual integrity of the product is therefore critical; and that it is difficult but possible to achieve this unity; 2 Brooks' view of these propositions a generation later; 3 a reprint of his classic 1986 paper No Silver Bullet; and 4 today's thoughts on the 1986 assertion There will be no silver bullet within ten yea. I am a retired computer programmer 86 years old a career therein dating from a chance occurrence in 1956 and having been laid off from USDefense Dept work finally in 1987 when the Cold War ended I was actively involved in working with the big computer at a Navy base and involved in choosing a replacement for IBM 7090 so I heard a lot of feedback from aerospace contractors who got the System 360 about which the author is writing After our assessment of available machines we chose not to go on with IBM but got another vendor I have heard about this book intermittently through the years always intending to acuire it When I lately found out about the 1995 edition I acuired it and read it with great interest A very good exposition of the nuts and bolts that exist behind large projects From my experience as employed by the US government and then by a contractor to it I concur with all his conclusions and welcome the 1995 additional material in which he clarifies some matters Good reading and good advice Must haveFrederick Brooks Jr. Å 5 Summary
characters Mythical Man-Month, The: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition Free download Mythical Man-Month, The: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition 105 Few books on software project management have been as influential and timeless as The Mythical Man Month With a blend of software engineering facts and thought provoking opinions Fred Brooks offers insight for anyone managing complex projects These essays draw from his experience as project manager for the IBM System360 computer family and then for OS360 its massive software system Now 20 years after the i. I read this book twenty years or so ago and I have given away several copies of it to others who manage groups of professionals engaged in scientific research and analyses Although Dr Brooks writes specifically about his experiences with software development I feel that a reader could easily replace references to programming or software with the generic project to imagine how Brooks experiences might apply to their own work The Mythical Man Month is a very thoughtful treatment on the structuring of work groups and of the importance of communication within and among teams working on projects
- Mythical Man-Month, The: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition
- Frederick Brooks Jr.
- 21 December 2020