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The mythical man-month : essays on software engineering / Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.

By: Brooks, Frederick P., Jr, 1931- [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Reading, Massachusetts : Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, [1995]Copyright date: ©1995Edition: Anniversary edition.Description: xiii, 322 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0201835959; 9780201835953.Subject(s): Software engineering | Information technology projects | Engineering | Software | Information Technology | Information technology projects | Software engineering | Programmatuurtechniek | Software engineering | Software engineeringAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Mythical man-month.Online resources: Table of contents | The Class of 1953 Fund Home Page | O'Connell Notes (PDF) | Entire Brian O'Connell Collection
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.
Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Standard Kirkland Campus
General QA 76.758 .B75 1995 Available 30579003801245
Total holds: 0

Anniversary edition has four new chapters.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-308) and index.

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.

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.

Anniversary ed. has four new chapters.