The Mythical Man-Month At 360 Months

from the still-going-strong dept

theodp writes “Thirty years after Fred Brooks detailed his experience managing IBM’s bet-the-company System/360 computers and OS/360 software, dog-eared copies of The Mythical Man-Month still make the rounds. Introduced in the book, Brooks’ law – adding people to a late software project makes it later – is quoted often, but heeded rarely. Now 74 and a UNC CS prof, Brooks talks with Fortune about why people still turn to his book for guidance. BTW, Brooks is a Mac user these days.”

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