Wednesday, September 06, 2006

The Mythical Man Month

Just reading this classic (far to late in my career). Excellent writing, wish I could write this clearly. He does an excellent job of describing the problems faced on a large project, and then addresses how those problems are solved by a practical waterfall approach, really how all the pieces fit together.

It would be really interesting to take his book and overlay it with an Agile approach.

One of the great quotes:

"On another project the best engineering manager I ever saw served often as
a giant flywheel, his inertia damping the fluctuations that came from market and
management people"


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