Since the first publication of The Mythical Man-Month in 1975, no software engineer´s bookshelf has been complete without it. Many software engineers and computer scientists have claimed to be on their second or third copy of the book. Now, Addison-Wesley is proud to present the 20th anniversary edition-and first revised edition ever-of Fred Brooks´s now legendary collection of essays on the management of computer programming projects. The 20th Anniversary edition is an updated, enhanced re-release of the Brooks classic. Included are all of the existing essays that were originally presented, with the addition of three new essays assessing the current status of software project management. Brooks´s well-known 1986 article, No Silver Bullet, is also included. This 20th Anniversary edition is a major event in computer publishing.
For generations of software managers and team members who want their projects to succeed, Peopleware has earned a place on the short list of indispensable reading. Authors Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister were the first to recognize the centrality of managing human beings in the software development process -- and to offer profound insights into doing that well. Software legend Joel Spolsky described this book as the ? Anti-Dilbert Manifesto?: it combines humor and wisdom to give practical advice that every software manager and developer can benefit from. Now, for the first time in 13 years, DeMarco and Lister have updated this legendary classic. In addition to thoughtful updates and reorganization wherever necessary, they?ve added seven valuable new chapters on today?s most important challenges in software project management. Reflecting lengthy personal experience and deep wisdom, DeMarco and Lister bring new insights to: Leadership Managing generational differences Coordinating distributed teams Leading diverse Teams Managing risk Running more effective meetings Using email more effectively Product Description Few books in computing have had as profound an influence on software management as Peopleware . The unique insight of this longtime best seller is that the major issues of software development are human, not technical. They?re not easy issues; but solve them, and you?ll maximize your chances of success. ?Peopleware has long been one of my two favorite books on software engineering. Its underlying strength is its base of immense real experience, much of it quantified. Many, many varied projects have been reflected on and distilled; but what we are given is not just lifeless distillate, but vivid examples from which we share the authors? inductions. Their premise is right: most software project problems are sociological, not technological. The insights on team jelling and work environment have changed my thinking and teaching. The third edition adds strength to strength.? ? Frederick P. Brooks, Jr., Kenan Professor of Computer Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Author of The Mythical Man-Month and The Design of Design ?Peopleware is the one book that everyone who runs a software team needs to read and reread once a year. In the quarter century since the first edition appeared, it has become more important, not less, to think about the social and human issues in software develop¿ment. This is the only way we?re going to make more humane, productive workplaces. Buy it, read it, and keep a stock on hand in the office supply closet.? ?Joel Spolsky, Co-founder, Stack Overflow ?When a book about a field as volatile as software design and use extends to a third edition, you can be sure that the authors write of deep principle, of the fundamental causes for what we readers experience, and not of the surface that everyone recognizes. And to bring people, actual human beings, into the mix! How excellent. How rare. The authors have made this third edition, with its additions, entirely terrific.? ?Lee Devin and Rob Austin, Co-authors of The Soul of Design and Artful Making For this third edition, the authors have added six new chapters and updated the text throughout, bringing it in line with today?s development environments and challenges. For example, the book now discusses pathologies of leadership that hadn?t previously been judged to be pathological; an evolving culture of meetings; hybrid teams made up of people from seemingly incompatible generations; and a growing awareness that some of our most common tools are more like anchors than propellers. Anyone who needs to manage a software project or software organization will find invaluable advice throughout the book. Features + Benefits The legendary ?anti-Dilbert? book on managing software projects by focusing on people - now fully updated for today?s projects and methodologies In this classic book, the authors demonstrate the major human - not technical - issues of software development and give challenging, but successful answers to the questions of software managers and developers. For this third edition, the authors have added six new chapters and updated the text throughout, bringing it in line with today´s development environments and challenges. The book now discusses pathologies of leadership that hadn´t previously been judged to be pathological; an evolving culture of meetings; hybrid teams made up of people from seemingly incompatible