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 P. Brooks (Jr.)

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.

The Mythical Man month

tware Engineering RSAR NNIL HE SARY sa3 ANS TYTHICAL 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 ...

Author: Frederick Phillips Brooks

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 338

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On software project management

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. Addison-Wesley, Reading, p 179 [Bro95-P180] Brooks FP Jr (1995) The mythical man-month.

Author: Jay Xiong

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441973265

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 746

View: 575

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.

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 ((Frederick Phillips))

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Software engineering

Page:

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Software Theory

Brooks, The Mythical Man-Month, 15. 18. Naur and Randell, eds., Software Engineering: Report, 31. 19. Brooks, The Mythical Man-Month, 15. 20. Brooks's expression 'man-month' has obvious sexist undertones. Later on, in 'The Cathedral and ...

Author: Federica Frabetti

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1783481986

Category: Philosophy

Page: 220

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This book engages directly in close readings of technical texts and computer code in order to show how software works. It offers an analysis of the cultural, political, and philosophical implications of software technologies that demonstrates the significance of software for the relationship between technology, philosophy, culture, and society.


Big Java

Such a project is sometimes expressed as a “100-man-month” project. But as Fred Brooks explains in his famous book, The Mythical Man-Month (Addison-Wesley, 1975), the concept of “man- month” is a myth. One cannot trade months for ...

Author: Cay S. Horstmann

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470509481

Category: Computers

Page: 1132

View: 239

This book introduces programmers to objects at a gradual pace. The syntax boxes are revised to show typical code examples rather than abstract notation. This includes optional example modules using Alice and Greenfoot. The examples feature annotations with dos and don'ts along with cross references to more detailed explanations in the text. New tables show a large number of typical and cautionary examples. New programming and review problems are also presented that ensure a broad coverage of topics. In addition, Java 7 features are included to provide programmers with the most up-to-date information.


The Success of Open Source

Reprinted as Chapter 16 in The Mythical Man-Month, 2nd ed. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 1995. 6. Ibid., p. 183. 7. Ibid., p. 184. 8. For other interesting examples, see William C. Wake, Extreme Program- mingExplored. Reading, Mass.

Author: Steve WEBER

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674044991

Category: Computers

Page: 320

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Much of the innovative programming that powers the Internet, creates operating systems, and produces software is the result of "open source" code, that is, code that is freely distributed--as opposed to being kept secret--by those who write it. Leaving source code open has generated some of the most sophisticated developments in computer technology, including, most notably, Linux and Apache, which pose a significant challenge to Microsoft in the marketplace. As Steven Weber discusses, open source's success in a highly competitive industry has subverted many assumptions about how businesses are run, and how intellectual products are created and protected. Traditionally, intellectual property law has allowed companies to control knowledge and has guarded the rights of the innovator, at the expense of industry-wide cooperation. In turn, engineers of new software code are richly rewarded; but, as Weber shows, in spite of the conventional wisdom that innovation is driven by the promise of individual and corporate wealth, ensuring the free distribution of code among computer programmers can empower a more effective process for building intellectual products. In the case of Open Source, independent programmers--sometimes hundreds or thousands of them--make unpaid contributions to software that develops organically, through trial and error. Weber argues that the success of open source is not a freakish exception to economic principles. The open source community is guided by standards, rules, decisionmaking procedures, and sanctioning mechanisms. Weber explains the political and economic dynamics of this mysterious but important market development. Table of Contents: Preface 1. Property and the Problem of Software 2. The Early History of Open Source 3. What Is Open Source and How Does It Work? 4. A Maturing Model of Production 5. Explaining Open Source: Microfoundations 6. Explaining Open Source: Macro-Organization 7. Business Models and the Law 8. The Code That Changed the World? Notes Index Reviews of this book: In the world of open-source software, true believers can be a fervent bunch. Linux, for example, may act as a credo as well as an operating system. But there is much substance beyond zealotry, says Steven Weber, the author of The Success of Open Source...An open-source operating system offers its source code up to be played with, extended, debugged, and otherwise tweaked in an orgy of user collaboration. The author traces the roots of that ethos and process in the early years of computers...He also analyzes the interface between open source and the worlds of business and law, as well as wider issues in the clash between hierarchical structures and networks, a subject with relevance beyond the software industry to the war on terrorism. --Nina C. Ayoub, Chronicle of Higher Education Reviews of this book: A valuable new account of the [open-source software] movement. --Edward Rothstein, New York Times We can blindly continue to develop, reward, protect, and organize around knowledge assets on the comfortable assumption that their traditional property rights remain inviolate. Or we can listen to Steven Weber and begin to make our peace with the uncomfortable fact that the very foundations of our familiar "knowledge as property" world have irrevocably shifted. --Alan Kantrow, Chief Knowledge Officer, Monitor Group Ever since the invention of agriculture, human beings have had only three social-engineering tools for organizing any large-scale division of labor: markets (and the carrots of material benefits they offer), hierarchies (and the sticks of punishment they impose), and charisma (and the promises of rapture they offer). Now there is the possibility of a fourth mode of effective social organization--one that we perhaps see in embryo in the creation and maintenance of open-source software. My Berkeley colleague Steven Weber's book is a brilliant exploration of this fascinating topic. --J. Bradford DeLong, Department of Economics, University of California at Berkeley Steven Weber has produced a significant, insightful book that is both smart and important. The most impressive achievement of this volume is that Weber has spent the time to learn and think about the technological, sociological, business, and legal perspectives related to open source. The Success of Open Source is timely and more thought provoking than almost anything I've come across in the past several years. It deserves careful reading by a wide audience. --Jonathan Aronson, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California