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Re^2: OT: The mythical man month - have we learned nothing?

by ciderpunx (Vicar)
on Feb 20, 2006 at 12:56 UTC ( #531393=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: OT: The mythical man month - have we learned nothing?
in thread OT: The mythical man month - have we learned nothing?

It's a great read (Brooks is an excellent writer), and contains some top quotes. For example:
  • "Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later."
  • "Cost does indeed vary as the product of the number of men and the number of months. Progress does not. Hence the man-month as a unit for measuring the size of a job is a dangerous and deceptive myth. It implies that men and months are interchangeable."
  • "The bearing of a child takes nine months, no matter how many women are assigned. Many software tasks have this characteristic because of the sequential nature of debugging."

Make your managers read it!
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