Frederick P. Brooks
This excellent book has a great number of essays about software engineering management. It shows the learnings of Brooks while working at IBM while managing OS/360 development. This book is an answer why software development was much more difficult that managing the hardware for OS/360.
A list of famous quotes form the book:
- Adding people to a late project makes it later
- The second system effect — This is about over-engineering your second system as you try to avoid all mistakes from the first. SO have an architect who has at least designed three systems!
- How does a large software project get to be one year late? … One day at a time!
- No silver bullet — There is no technology who brings a 10 times increase of productivity
It’s a CLASSIC!