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S clearly stated in the updated edition One has to get past 1960s etails IBM OS360 male references and be a thinking enough person to see the ideas rather than just the words to gain value from this bookSomeone at "DuckDuckGo Is Also A Fan It Hits "is also a fan it hits mm m Great book and best wishes to Dr Brooks I am a retired computer programmer 86 years old a career therein ating from a chance occurrence in 1956 and having been laid off from USDefense Dept work finally in 1987 when the Cold War Ended I Was ended I was involved in working with the big computer at a Navy base and involved in choosing a replacement for IBM 7090 so I heard a lot of feedback from aerospace contractors who got the System 360 about which the author is writing After our assessment of available machines we chose not to go on with IBM but got another vendor I have heard about this book intermittently through the years always intending to acuire it When I lately found out about the 1995 edition I acuired it and read it with great interest A very good exposition of the nuts and bolts that exist behind large projects From my experience as employed by the US government and then by a contractor to it I concur with all his conclusions and welcome the 1995 additional ma. Nitial publication of his book Brooks has revisited his original ideas and added new thoughts and advice both for readers already familiar with his work and for readers iscovering it for the first time The added chapters contain 1 a crisp condensation of all the propositions asserted in the original book including Brooks' central argument in The Mythical Man Month that large programming projects suffer. ,
I love this book I think it came out before Agile Scrum took off However there are so many wonderful concepts about organizing large technically complex projects So much of what he talks about is just good project planning forget software My Lover development I am in the chapter now where they areiscussing how it is better to have a project "WHICH ADHERES TO THE ORIGINAL WELL PLANNED FORM FOR "adheres to the original well planned form for project rather than sloppily stringing a bunch of updated ideas together with the original base It is a philosophy which can be related to everyday life not just software evelopment I first experienced this text in 1990s computer science classes and id not pay it much attention Mobilizing New York due to the archaic technology references I recently reread it after pawing through Apollo 11 50th Anniversary and other 1960s technology with new respect for his effortMany of his ideas that were new knowledge then are norms todaySo many gems just a few Psychological safety is an important aspect of creativity Programmers also hated writingocumentation in the 1960s If you are working in an accidental or supporting technology area vs the actual value added portion
be prepared for that to go awayHe id change his thinking regarding compartmentalization which Fewprepared for that to go awayHe id change his thinking regarding compartmentalization which Few 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 raw from his experience as project manager for the IBM System360 computer family and then for OS360 its massive software system Now 20 years after the .
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"reading and good advice Must have There are a million little insights into human nature contained in this "and good advice Must have There are a million little insights into human nature contained in this Specifically the nature of the sort of humans who want to o well care about Dream Save Do: Life is Short, Live Your Dream doing well but need the space time and environment too well which is not everyone but this percentage of the professional community is MUCH greater than most managers seem to believeIt is remarkable how well this book has aged We continue to invent new methodologies and structural fads in the software and computing industry and we continue to stub our toes and rediscover much of what is in this book I read this book twenty years or so ago and I have given away several copies of it to others who manage groups of professionals engaged in scientific research and analyses Although Dr Brooks writes specifically about his experiences with software evelopment "I FEEL THAT A READER COULD EASILY REPLACE REFERENCES "feel that a reader could easily replace references programming or software with the generic project to imagine how Brooks experiences might apply to their own work The Mythical Man Month is a very thoughtful treatment on the structuring of work groups and of the importance of communication within and among teams working on projects. Management problems ifferent from small ones Modern English in Action (Level 12) due theivision of labor; that the conceptual integrity of the product is therefore critical; and it is ifficult but possible to achieve this unity; 2 Brooks' view of these propositions a generation later; 3 a reprint of his classic 1986 paper No Silver Bullet; and 4 today's thoughts on the 1986 assertion There will be no silver bullet within ten yea.