The Mythical Man Month

These essays draw from his experience as project manager for the IBM System/360 computer family and then for OS/360, its massive software system.

Author: Frederick P. Brooks Jr.

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0132119161

Category: Computers

Page: 336

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Few books 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 draw from his 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, both for readers already familiar with his work and for readers discovering 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 management problems different from small ones due to the division of labor; that the conceptual integrity of the product is therefore critical; and that it is difficult 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 years."

The Mythical Man month

The orderly Sweet-Williams are dismayed at their son's fondness for the messy pastime of gardening.

Author: Frederick Phillips Brooks

Publisher: Reading, Mass. ; Don Mills, Ont. : Addison-Wesley Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Computer programming

Page: 195

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The orderly Sweet-Williams are dismayed at their son's fondness for the messy pastime of gardening.








Building a Decision Support System

Author: Peter G. W. Keen

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 9781314853643

Category:

Page: 108

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

The Design of Design

But what do we really know about the design process? What leads to effective, elegant designs? The Design of Design addresses these questions. These new essays by Fred Brooks contain extraordinary insights for designers in every discipline.

Author: Frederick P. Brooks Jr.

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0321702069

Category: Computers

Page: 448

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Making Sense of Design Effective design is at the heart of everything from software development to engineering to architecture. But what do we really know about the design process? What leads to effective, elegant designs? The Design of Design addresses these questions. These new essays by Fred Brooks contain extraordinary insights for designers in every discipline. Brooks pinpoints constants inherent in all design projects and uncovers processes and patterns likely to lead to excellence. Drawing on conversations with dozens of exceptional designers, as well as his own experiences in several design domains, Brooks observes that bold design decisions lead to better outcomes. The author tracks the evolution of the design process, treats collaborative and distributed design, and illuminates what makes a truly great designer. He examines the nuts and bolts of design processes, including budget constraints of many kinds, aesthetics, design empiricism, and tools, and grounds this discussion in his own real-world examples—case studies ranging from home construction to IBM’s Operating System/360. Throughout, Brooks reveals keys to success that every designer, design project manager, and design researcher should know.

Software Project Management

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Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 9781230586083

Category:

Page: 58

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 56. Chapters: The Mythical Man-Month, Homesteading the Noosphere, Feature creep, Ninety-ninety rule, Lead programmer, Agile software development, Scrum, Software development effort estimation, Dual Vee Model, IBM Tivoli Unified Process, Use case, Rapid application development, Misuse case, V-Model, IBM Rational Unified Process, Brooks's law, Software product management, Brownfield, Planning poker, Project triangle, VersionOne, Baseline, SharpForge, Application lifecycle management, MKS Integrity, No Silver Bullet, Release management, Death march, Issue Log, MoSCoW Method, Conway's Law, Timeboxing, Release engineering, Team programming, Endeavour Software Project Management, Enterprise Unified Process, Software factory, Software Peter principle, Multiagent systems product lines, Essential complexity, Software product line, Comparison of development estimation software, Tracking questionnaire, Agile Modeling, Gold plating, Offshore custom software development, Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams, Programming team, RATF, Top Development, Software Development Folder, Accidental complexity, Metaprogramming, Bus number, Simple matter of software, Merge window, Chief programmer team, NNPP, SAIV.

New Software Engineering Paradigm Based on Complexity Science

[Bro95-P122] Brooks FP Jr (1995) The mythical man-month. Addison-Wesley, Reading, p 122 [Bro95-P179] Brooks FP Jr (1995) The mythical man-month.

Author: Jay Xiong

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441973269

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 746

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This book describes a complete revolution in software engineering based on complexity science through the establishment of NSE – Nonlinear Software Engineering paradigm which complies with the essential principles of complexity science, including the Nonlinearity principle, the Holism principle, the Complexity Arises From Simple Rules principle, the Initial Condition Sensitivity principle, the Sensitivity to Change principle, the Dynamics principle, the Openness principle, the Self-organization principle, and the Self-adaptation principle. The aims of this book are to offer revolutionary solutions to solve the critical problems existing with the old-established software engineering paradigm based on linear thinking and simplistic science complied with the superposition principle, and make it possible tohelp software development organizations double their productivity, halve their cost, and remove 99% to 99.99% of the defects in their software products, and efficiently handle software complexity, conformity, visibility, and changeability. It covers almost all areas in software engineering. The tools NSE_CLICK- an automatic acceptance testing platform for outsourcing (or internally developed) C/C++ products, and NSE_CLICK_J - an automatic acceptance testing platform for outsourcing (or internally developed) Java products are particularly designed for non-technical readers to view/review how the acceptance testing of a software product developed with NSE can be performed automatically, and how the product developed with NSE is truly maintainable at the customer site.

10 000 Pigs Can t Be Wrong

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition.

Author: Jonathan Arling

Publisher: Lennex

ISBN: 9785458920308

Category:

Page: 46

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Building a Decision Support System

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: Peter G. W. Keen

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781332253463

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 104

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Excerpt from Building a Decision Support System: The Mythical Man-Month Revisited This paper describes the development of a Decision Support System, from its beginning as part of a research project through to the implementation of it as a commercial product used by six state agencies and public sector consulting groups. The system was designed by individuals with a long-standing involvement with Dss. As such, it provided an excellent opportunity to test the conventional wisdom on principles and techniques for Dss design. We had clear expectations as to what would be easy and what would be hard to implement. We wanted to see if the Dss field is at a stage where one can give builders reliable rules of thumb not a cookbook, but the sort of pragmatic advice that would be welcomed by a capable systems analyst, consultant or programmer setting out for the first time to deliver an interactive computer system to support decision makers in a complex task. Isspa (Interactive Support System for Policy Analysts) is a Dss, written in Apl, that supports administrators, analysts and researchers concerned with public policy issues at the state and local level. The initial application which this paper discusses is in the area of school finance: the funding of public education in individual states. However, Isspa is of general relevance to planning and policy making in both the public and private sectors. The development strategy was based on principles of adaptive design, derived from the recommendations of several researchers and practitioners (see Section 5). About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Building a Decision Support System

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations.

Author: Peter G W Keen

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 9780343135607

Category:

Page: 100

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Building a Decision Support System

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.

Author: Peter G. W. Keen

Publisher: Nabu Press

ISBN: 9781293795729

Category:

Page: 102

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Computer Books

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Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 9781230619989

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Page: 54

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (books not included). Pages: 53. Chapters: The Art of Computer Programming, Design Patterns, The Mythical Man-Month, In the Beginning... Was the Command Line, Lions' Commentary on UNIX 6th Edition, with Source Code, The Wiki Way, Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution, The Cult of the Amateur, An Army of Davids, The Road Ahead, Jargon File, The Cuckoo's Egg, The C Programming Language, 24 Hours in Cyberspace, Object-Oriented Software Construction, Coders at work, The Soul of a New Machine, Hacking: The Art of Exploitation, Who Controls the Internet?, Communications, Computers, and Networks, The Humane Interface, The Hacker Crackdown, Computer Graphics: Principles and Practice, Core Python Programming, The Ultimate Entrepreneur, Halcyon Days, Head First, Underground, The HTML Sourcebook: The Complete Guide to HTML, Computer: A History of the Information Machine, AntiPatterns, Electronic Life, Reversing: Secrets of Reverse Engineering, Being Digital, Why's Guide to Ruby, De Re Atari, Computers and Typesetting, Open Source for the Enterprise: Managing Risks, Reaping Rewards, Decline and Fall of the American Programmer, Enterprise Integration Patterns, Rise and Resurrection of the American Programmer, The Debian System, The Tao of Programming, The Art of Deception, The Elements of Programming Style, The Unix Programming Environment, Code Complete, Thinking in Java, Agile Web Development with Rails, Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams, Code Reading, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Internet, Dreaming in Code, The Law of Cyber-Space, Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution, Literary Machines, Programming Languages: Application and Interpretation, The Pragmatic Programmer, Programming Ruby, C Traps and Pitfalls, The Elements of C Sharp Style, Brute Force: Cracking the Data Encryption Standard, The Oracle J2EE...

Software Conflict 2 0

The nearly 60 essays in this book--always easily digestible, often profound, and never too serious--take up large themes and important questions, never shying away from controversy. (Computer Books)

Author: Robert L. Glass

Publisher: developer.* Books

ISBN: 0977213307

Category: Computers

Page: 283

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The nearly 60 essays in this book--always easily digestible, often profound, and never too serious--take up large themes and important questions, never shying away from controversy. (Computer Books)

Building a Decision Support System

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

Author: Peter G W Keen

Publisher: Andesite Press

ISBN: 9781298533364

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Page: 102

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