Thursday, November 28, 2013

Review: The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering


The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering
The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering by Frederick P. Brooks Jr.

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A book which is considered to be classics for the software development management - very much quoted and referred to. Although many of the claims and concepts are quite dated, the main principles are well adaptable to the nowadays world. I particularly liked the general discussions of what is the software engineering on meta-level - with all its joys and pitfalls. Brooks explains very well inherent complexity of managing software development projects - understanding where the complexity lies is probably the first step to effectively manage it.
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