The mythical man-month: essays on software engineering

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Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., 1975 - Computers - 195 pages
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The tar pit. The mythical man-month. The surgical team; Aristocracy, democracy, and system design. The second-system effect. Passing the word. Why did the tower of babel fail? Calling the shot. Ten pounds in a five-pound sack. The documentary hypothesis. Plan to throw one away. Sharp tools. The whole and parts. Hatching a catastrophe. The other face.

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Often, a book such as this, which is ground-breaking at the time of publication, loses much on its way through time. This work is still timely, and the lessons (sadly) still need to be learned. My ... Read full review

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I was intrigued to find my computer-programming-major son reading the 20th Anniversary edition my favorite book from my career days (before he ws born!). He verified that nothing much has improved in ... Read full review

Contents

The Tar Pit
3
The Mythical ManMonth
13
The Surgical Team
29
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