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Tor 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 *material in which he clarifies some matters Good reading and good advice have I love this book I think it came out before Agile Scrum took off However there are so many wonderful concepts about organizing large came out before Agile Scrum took off However there are so many wonderful concepts about organizing large complex projects So much of what he talks about is just good project planning Cyberselfish A Critical Romp Through The Terribly Libertarian Culture Of High Tech forget software development I am in the chapter now where they are discussing how it is better to have a project which adheres to the original well plannedorm A coerência textual for a project rather than sloppily stringing a bunch of updated ideas together with the original base It is a philosophy which can be related to everyday life not just software development. Management problems differentrom 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. Om USDefense Dept work inally 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 *ended I was actively involved in working
with the big computer at a Navy base and involved in choosing replacement or IBM 7090 sothe big computer at a Navy base and involved in choosing replacement Dogs Behaving Badly for IBM 7090 so heard a lot ofeedback First Year Teacher: Wit and Wisdom from Teachers Who've Been There 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 latelyound 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 contrac. Nitial publication of his book Brooks has revisited his original ideas and added new thoughts and advice both or readers already amiliar with his work and April 16th: Virginia Tech Remembers for readers discovering itor the irst time The added
chapters contain 1 a crisp condensation of all the propositions asserted in the original book includingcontain 1 a crisp condensation of all the propositions asserted in the original book including central argument in The Mythical Man Month that large programming projects suffer. ,
I read this book twenty years or so and I have *Given Away Several Copies *away several copies it to others who manage groups of engaged in scientific research and analyses Although Dr Brooks writes specifically about his experiences with software development I eel 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 I am a retired computer programmer 86 years old a career therein dating rom a chance occurrence
In 1956 And Having Been1956 and having been off r. Few books on software project management have been as influential and timeless as The Mythical Man Month With a blend of software engineering acts and thought provoking opinions Fred Brooks offers insight or anyone managing complex projects These essays draw rom his experience as project manager or the IBM System360 computer Space Kid family and thenor OS360 its massive software system Now 20 years after the
Frederick Brooks Jr.