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The mythical man-month : essays on software engineering

Author: Frederick P Brooks, Jr.
Publisher: Reading, Massachusetts : Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, [1995] 2012
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Anniversary edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brooks, Frederick P. (Frederick Phillips).
Mythical man-month.
Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., 1995
(OCoLC)676864049
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick P Brooks, Jr.
ISBN: 0201835959 9780201835953
OCLC Number: 31166617
Notes: Anniversary ed. has four new chapters.
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.
Responsibility: Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.

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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.

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