Publish: Published January 1st 1999 by Dorset House Publishing Company, Incorporated (first published January 1st 1987)
ISBN: ISBN 0932633439 (ISBN13: 9780932633439)
Two of the computer industry’s most popular authors and lecturers return with a new edition of the software management book that started a revolution.With humor and wisdom drawn from years of management and consulting experience, DeMarco and Lister demonstrate that the major issues of software development are human, not technical — and that managers ignore them at their peril.
Now, with a new preface and eight new chapters — expanding the original edition by one third — the authors enlarge upon their previous ideas and add fresh insights, examples, and potent anecdotes.
Discover dozens of ingenious tips on how to
— put more quality into a product
— loosen up formal methodologies
— fight corporate entropy
— make it acceptable to be uninterruptible
Peopleware shows you how to cultivate teams that are healthy and productive. The answers aren’t easy — just incredibly successful.
Some Reviews: 7,086 ratings 395 reviews in Goodreads.com
I should have read this years ago… There were a lot of management lessons in here that I had to learn the hard way, and others that I only learnt through reading the book. If you’re a software development manager, or aspire to be one one day, you should read this book.Note: there’s a third edition out now, you should probably favour that over the previous editions.
Four-and-a-half stars. A great deal of good advice and (un)common sense! Reality and experience-based. The only reason I didn’t give it five starts is the paradox that many of most successful software companies don’t seem to be following anything like the advice in this book. Possibly for a lot of companies marketing matters more than the quality or cost to develop of the software?
This book is an absolute must read for project managers! It covers all the important topics and even gets a smile on your face while learning. The book is still very relevant and I wholeheartedly recommend reading it, even if you’re just a computer science student like I was when reading this book the first time.
So many years have passed and nothing has changed in management. This book is actual now as it was in the ages it was written. Wery well written with all areas covered how to manage the entire company from people perspective, risk management or even HQ design look. Very informative, very well argumented with sufficient examples.
Everything that needs to function correctly in ‘Spolsky’s Development abstraction layer’, management pitfalls, office layout, interdeveloper dynamics, etc.Some of them may seem like common sense but that is an oxy-moron.
Author(s): T. Harv EkerDownload
Publish: Published February 15th 2005 by Harper Collins Business
ISBN: ISBN 0060763280 (ISBN13: 9780060763282)
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