Peopleware by Tom DeMarco The Pragmatic Programmer by Andy Hunt The Mythical Man Month by Frederick P. Brooks Jr. The Design of Everyday Things by . Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams is a book on the social side of It was written by software consultants Tom DeMarco and Tim Lister, from their. Peopleware is a term used to refer to one of the three core aspects of computer technology, the Page-Jones in , was popularized in the book Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams by Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister .

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Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams

Risk aversion kills creativity and ultimately your bussiness. Instead the book consists primarily of anecdotes, and persuasive arguments. It is much closer to a blog turned book, on the subject of large software organization management. There is a lot more useful material in the book but if write any more it demarc turn out into a book of its own. In most cases, this is the way they are going to be the most productive.

Sometimes the work of the manager and the company-wide strategies encourages standarization, but authors back heterogeneity up.

Flow is a crucial state for many creative and deep focus workers. Read more Read less. Mainly because Bill Gates has built a company full of managers who read Peopleware.

Peopleqare what kind of solutions are out there? Indeed if you consider that the some parts of US military is extremely effective at creating leaders and innovators in addition to creating mega-bureaucracies and contradicting the innovationthen you can see how much management is a commonality that the military codified peoplewate mastered.

This book was revised in It’s still a good book to read, but a lot of it can be reduced into the same thing.


As mentioned above, the book focuses on the people and as an employee in a knowledge company I can definitely see the parallels between the principle espoused in the book and my own work life. I will definitely try to action some of the points in this book, and definitely worth reading again in the future to remind myself of some of the points.

This book cuts across topics discussed in multiple books in much shorter language.

Is this feature helpful? Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule – http: The authors were interested in writing books about management because they experienced a lot demarcl mismanaged teams themselves. Because they’re afraid of us and don’t trust us, essentially.

A must read by anyone involved in the software business, not just managers, but everyone, even office facilities administrators: Merkle launches bidding platform tailored for Amazon sponsored brand ads. Saving Money on Space. Interruption is expensive for mind Peopleware is something of a classic in the world of Development management and it makes sense why.

Nov 30, Du Nguyen rated it it was amazing Shelves: It can be months before the team jells anew and the new person peoplewwre at full capacity.

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Good wine has to age. It correctly chastises what the authors perceive as an excessive focus on technology — when actually most software development is far from working with bleeding-edge technologies — instead framing most of the issues on the development issue as arising from human problems, not technical ones.

The Software Leaders’ Guide: People are more productive when there are no estimates and as such no scheduling pressure. Signed out You have successfully signed out and will be required to sign back in should you need to download more resources. Methodologies, risk management, meetings or communication are policies that are usually beyond the area of control of a team, but they have a huge impact on people.


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Thus companies focused on curbing the turnover benefit from higher productivity and better community. Account Options Sign in.

Jan 18, Scott Lerch rated it it was amazing Shelves: The term unprofessional is often used to characterize surprising and threatening peoplewarre. Steady-state metrics alone can’t be an effective representation of a person’s productivity. I know people who have read a lot more. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. I wish two of my bosses had read this book back in the We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising dmarco analytics partners.

New to This Edition. Open Preview See a Problem? Someone who can help a project to jell is worth two people who just do work.

Each of the 39 peooleware are short, direct an Peopleware by Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister is a book about managing software teams and perhaps also managing knowledge workers. Work gets done be real people who are much more than their functions within a company. Description In this classic book, the authors demonstrate the major human – not technical – issues of software development and give challenging, but successful answers to the questions of software managers propleware developers.

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