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Author Brooks, Frederick P., Jr., 1931-

Title The mythical man-month : essays on software engineering / Frederick P. Brooks, Jr
Edition Anniversary edition
Published Reading., Massachusetts : Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., [1995]
Reading, Massachusetts : Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, [1995]


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Description xiii, 322 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 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 the parts -- Hatching a catastrophe -- The other face -- No silver bulled--essence and accident -- "No silver bullet" refired -- Propositions of The Mythical man-month: true or false? -- The Mythical man-month after 20 years
Summary These essays draw from Brooks' experience as project manager for the IBM System/360 computer family and then for OS/360, its massive software system. Now, 20 years after the initial publication of his book, Brooks has revisited his original ideas and added new thoughts and advice. -- from publisher description
Notes Anniversary ed. has four new chapters
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-308) and index
Subject Software engineering.
Computer programming -- Management.
Computer software -- Development.
Computer programming.
Information technology projects.
Software documentation.
Software engineering -- Management.
Software engineering.
Information Technology.
LC no. 94036653
ISBN 0201835959
Other Titles Essays on software engineering