The deadline: a novel about project management

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Dorset House Pub., 1997 - Business & Economics - 310 pages
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From prolific and influential consultant and author Tom DeMarco comes a project management novel that vividly illustrates the principles--and the outright absurdities--that affect the productivity of a software development team. With his trademark wit set free in the novel format, DeMarco centers the plot around the development of six software products. Mr. Tompkins, a manager downsized from a giant telecommunications company, divides the huge staff of developers at his disposal into eighteen teams--three for each of the software products. The teams are different sizes and use different methods, and they compete against each other and against an impossible deadline. With these teams--and with the help of numerous "fictionalized" consultants who come to his aid--Tompkins tests the project management principles he has gathered over a lifetime. Each chapter closes with journal entries that form the core of the eye-opening approaches to management illustrated in this entertaining novel.

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Review: The Deadline: A Novel about Project Management

User Review  - Robert - Goodreads

An incredibly good read on Project Management. Inspiring, eye opening and tempting to repeat yourself (don't - it might cost you your job ;-) The starting point for anybody who wants to convince others of Lean and Agile. Read full review

Review: The Deadline: A Novel about Project Management

User Review  - Robert - Goodreads

An incredibly good read on Project Management. Inspiring, eye opening and tempting to repeat yourself (don't - it might cost you your job ;-) The starting point for anybody who wants to convince others of Lean and Agile. Read full review

Contents

Opportunity Knocking
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Standing Up to Kalbfuss
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3 SilikonValejit
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