Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams

Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams

by Tom DeMarco, Timothy R. Lister
     
 

Two of the computer industry's best-selling 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

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Two of the computer industry's best-selling 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.

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Booknews
Highlights ways in which managers fail to motivate members of teams to produce their best work, and demonstrates methods for improvement. Advocates such changes as elimination of the "police mentality" in management and investment by bosses in superior workspace for employees. Dismisses many of management's favorite canards, including the one that states that workers are inefficient when working from home. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Computing - Alan Campbell
Lister and DeMarco savagely destroy a sizeable chunk of received wisdom, using well-picked example, careful reasoning, and even data. Even if you disagree with what they say, you will enjoy how they say it. Get the book and read it. Then give it to your manager. Of, if you dare, your subordinates.
Book Jacket - Fred Brooks
Peopleware has long been one of my two favorite books on software engineering. Its underlying strength is its base of immense real experience, much of it quantified. Many, many varied projects have been reflected on and distilled; but what we are given is not just lifeless distillate, but vivid examples from which we share the authors' inductions. Their premise is right: most software project problems are sociological, not technological.
Book Jacket - Joel Spolsky
Peopleware is the one book that everyone who runs a software team needs to read and reread once a year. In the quarter century since the first edition appeared, it has become more important, not less, to think about the social and human issues in software development. This is the only way we’re going to make more humane, productive workplaces. Buy it, read it, and keep a stock on hand in the office supply closet.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780932633057
Publisher:
Dorset House Publishing
Publication date:
07/01/1987
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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