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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Modern Trends in Information Technology

It offers some solutionsfor the system development problems described by
Professor Fred Brooks in his classic book , " The Mythical Man - Month " . The fact
that Professor Brook ' s book is still very popular is a tribute to his pleasant writing
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Author: Southeast Asian Regional Computer Confederation. Convention

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 609

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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 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.

Turing s Man

Frederick Brooks has described the dangers of such thinking in The Mythical Man
- Month . Managers of programming teams , forever trying to meet deadlines ,
estimate tasks in man - months — the product of the number of programmers by ...

Author: J. David Bolter

Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press

ISBN:

Category: Computers and civilization

Page: 264

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Trained in both classics and computer science, Bolter considers the cultural impact of computers on our age, comparing the computer to earlier technologies that redefined fundamental notions of time, space, language, memory, and human creativity. Surprisingly, he finds that in many ways the outlook of the computer age bears more resemblance to that of the ancient world than to that of the Enlightenment. The classical philosopher and the computer programmer share share a suspicion of infinity, an acceptance of necessary limitations on human achievement, and a belief that results are more important than motives. Although Bolter fears that the growing use of computers may well diminish out culture's sense of the historical and intellectual context of human endeavor, he contends that the computer also offers new ways of looking at intellectual freedom, creativity, and the conservation of precious resources.

Data Reverse Engineering

In addition , I ' ll be using the more correct term , person month , from here on . In
1975 , Brooks published The Mythical Man - Month ! Essays on Software
Engineering — probably the most quoted information systems project
management ...

Author: Peter H. Aiken

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 394

View: 918


Fundamentals of GIS 2nd Edition Update with Integrated Lab Manual

The Mythical Man - Month Mistakes revealed after a system is complete might
seem to be relatively unimportant . But let's say that we have built a functional GIS
for a third - party client and have proceeded to another project . A few months
later ...

Author: Michael N. DeMers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 636

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The Updated Second Edition of Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems includes thirteen laboratory exercises integrated into the text itself. The labs are linked to particular chapter where the concepts described in the reading can be practiced immediately in a laboratory setting. The second edition of this well-received text on principles of geographic information systems (GIS) continues the author\'s style of "straight talk" in its presentation. The writing is accessible and easy to follow. Unlike most other texts, this book covers GIS design and modeling, reflecting the belief that modeling and analysis are at the heart of GIS. This enables students to understand how to use a GIS and what it does.

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: 9780343135614

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.

Computer Books

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 9781230619989

Category:

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...

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

Category:

Page: 102

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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 was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. 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.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems

The Mythical Man - Month Mistakes revealed after a system is complete might
seem to be relatively unimportant . But let's say that we have built a functional GIS
for a third - party client and have proceeded to another project . A few months
later ...

Author: Michael N. DeMers

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 486

View: 214

This approachable text provides a gentle introduction to the concepts needed to think like a GIS practitioner. Comprehensive without being overburdened with excessive detail, it offers introductory students insights into the idea of geographic inquiry and spatial discovery. It gives students a thorough familiarity with the wide variety of topics relevant to GIS.

Digital Woes

The Mythical Man - Month , pp . 29 – 40 . 45 Brooks . The Mythical Man - Month ,
pp . 14 – 16 . 46 Augustine , Norman R . op . cit . , p . 204 . 47 Carroll , Paul B . “
Painful Birth : Creating New Software Was Agonizing Task for Mitch Kapor Firm .

Author: Lauren Ruth Wiener

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9780201407969

Category: Computers

Page: 272

View: 684

This book provides the background knowledge necessary to make better informed decisions about how computer-based systems are used, illustrates the weakness of these systems and discusses how little funding is provided for their development.