The Mythical Man-Month
Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition (2nd Edition)
Frederick P. Brooks Jr.
Few books on software project management have been as influential and timeless as The Mythical Man-Month. With a blend of software engineering facts and thought-provoking opinions, Fred Brooks offers insight for anyone managing complex projects. These essays draw from his experience as project manager for the IBM System/360 computer family and then...
An influential computer scientist makes the counter-intuitive argument that small groups of engineers are more effective than larger ones at handling complex software projects. The book lays out the theory behind Amazon’s two pizza teams. – source
Jul 17, 2020@mutazsoliman I am not the best source for recommendations, because I'm so old that most books about programming have been written since I learned how, but I found SICP and The Mythical Man Month useful. – source
Feb 02, 2004Arguably the only classic book in our field. If you haven't read it, shame on you". "Reading this classic work will certainly be a better use of your time than poring over the latest thousand page technical tome du jour. – source
An early look and experience with timeless truths (and gotchas) from systems building with teams. – source
Apr 11, 20196/ Mythical Man Month. Fred Brooks turns common management assumptions on their head in the world of software development. His approach has applications across all creative and knowledge work. – source
Larry had given this book to every software executive whom he met within the company. – source