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[ EPUB ] ☪ The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition 2, Frederick P. Brooks Jr., eBook - Amazon.com ⚕ The classic book on the human elements of software engineering Software tools and development environments may have changed in theyears since the first edition of this book, but the peculiarly nonlinear economies of scale in collaborative work and the nature of individuals and groups has not changed an epsilon If you write code or depend upon those who do, get this book as soon as possible from Books, your library, or anyone else You and or your colleagues will be forever grateful Very Highest RecommendationTo my surprise and delight, The Mythical Man Month continues to be popular after twenty years Over , copies are in print People often ask which of the opinions and recommendations set forth inI still hold, and which have changed, and how Whereas I have from time to time addressed that question in lectures, I have long wanted to essay it in writing Peter Gordon, now a Publishing Partner at Addison Wesley, has been working with me patiently and helpfully sinceHe proposed that we prepare an Anniversary Edition We decided not to revise the original, but to reprint it untouched except for trivial corrections and to augment it withcurrent thoughts Chapterreprints No Silver Bullet Essence and Accidents of Software Engineering, aIFIPS paper that grew out of my experience chairing a Defense Science Board study on military software My co authors of that study, and our executive secretary, Robert L Patrick, were invaluable in bringing me back into touch with real world large software projects The paper was reprinted inin the IEEE Computer magazine, which gave it wide circulation No Silver Bullet proved provocative It predicted that a decade would not see any programming technique which would by itself bring an order of magnitude improvement in software productivity The decade has a year to run my prediction seems safe NSB has stimulatedandspirited discussion in the literature than has The Mythical Man Month Chapter , therefore, comments on some of the published critique and updates the opinions set forth inIn preparing my retrospective and update of The Mythical Man Month, I was struck by how few of the propositions asserted in it have been critiqued, proven, or disproven by ongoing software engineering research and experience It proved useful to me now to catalog those propositions in raw form, stripped of supporting arguments and data In hopes that these bald statements will invite arguments and facts to prove, disprove, update, or refine those propositions, I have included this outline as ChapterChapteris the updating essay itself The reader should be warned that the new opinions are not nearly so well informed by experience in the trenches as the original book was I have been at work in a university, not industry, and on small scale projects, not large ones Since , I have only taught software engineering, not done research in it at all My research has rather been on virtual reality and its applications In preparing this retrospective, I have sought the current views of friends who are indeed at work in software engineering For a wonderful willingness to share views, to comment thoughtfully on drafts, and to re educate me, I am indebted to Barry Boehm, Ken Brooks, Dick Case, James Coggins, Tom DeMarco, Jim McCarthy, David Parnas, Earl Wheeler, and Edward Yourdon Fay Ward has superbly handled the technical production of the new chapters I thank Gordon Bell, Bruce Buchanan, Rick Hayes Roth, my colleagues on the Defense Science Board Task Force on Military Software, and, most especially, David Parnas for their insights and stimulating ideas for, and Rebekah Bierly for technical production of, the paper printed here as ChapterAnalyzing the software problem into the categories of essence and accident was inspired by Nancy Greenwood Brooks, who used such analysis in a paper on Suzuki violin pedagogy Addison Wesley s house custom did not permit me to acknowledge in thePreface the key roles played by their staff Two persons contributions should be especially cited Norman Stanton, then Executive Editor, and Herbert Boes, then Art Director Boes developed the elegant style, which one reviewer especially cited wide margins, and imaginative use of typeface and layout More important, he also made the crucial recommendation that every chapter have an opening picture I had only the Tar Pit and Rheims Cathedral at the time Finding the pictures occasioned an extra year s work for me, but I am eternally grateful for the counsel Deo soli gloria or Soli Deo Gloria To God alone be the glory Chapel Hill, NC FP