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The Mythical Man-Month

£9.99

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Very good pictorial paper covers, slight sun fading to spine, block clean.

"Brooks' observations are based on his experiences at IBM while managing the development of OS/360. He had added more programmers to a project falling behind schedule, a decision that he would later conclude had, counter-intuitively, delayed the project even further. He also made the mistake of asserting that one project—involved in writing an ALGOL compiler—would require six months, regardless of the number of workers involved (it required longer). The tendency for managers to repeat such errors in project development led Brooks to quip that his book is called "The Bible of Software Engineering", because "everybody quotes it, some people read it, and a few people go by it".[1] The book is widely regarded as a classic on the human elements of software engineering."

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Author(s):
Brooks, Frederick P. Jr
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1982 Reprint
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0201006502
ISBN-13:
9780201006506
Number of pages:
195
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley Pub. Co

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Very good pictorial paper covers, slight sun fading to spine, block clean.

"Brooks' observations are based on his experiences at IBM while managing the development of OS/360. He had added more programmers to a project falling behind schedule, a decision that he would later conclude had, counter-intuitively, delayed the project even further. He also made the mistake of asserting that one project—involved in writing an ALGOL compiler—would require six months, regardless of the number of workers involved (it required longer). The tendency for managers to repeat such errors in project development led Brooks to quip that his book is called "The Bible of Software Engineering", because "everybody quotes it, some people read it, and a few people go by it".[1] The book is widely regarded as a classic on the human elements of software engineering."

Author(s):
Brooks, Frederick P. Jr
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1982 Reprint
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0201006502
ISBN-13:
9780201006506
Number of pages:
195
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley Pub. Co

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