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Peopleware asserts that most software development projects fail because of failures within the team running them. This strikingly clear, direct book is written for software development team leaders and managers, but it's filled with enough common-sense wisdom to appeal to anyone working in technology. Authors Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister include plenty of illustrative, often amusing anecdotes; their writing is light, conversational, and filled with equal portions of humour and wisdom, and there is a refreshing absence of "new age" terms and multi-step programmes. The advice is presented straightforwardly and ranges from simple issues of prioritisation to complex ways of engendering harmony and productivity in your team. Peopleware is a short read that delivers more than many books on the subject twice its size. --Jake Bond
While dated in many ways, it still has much relevance today. I found it interesting but not that radical considering how much material is now available on working practices.Published 13 months ago by Gupster
I bought this on a whim and I'm glad I did. The book advocates giving knowledge workers space and quiet to allow the to focus. Read morePublished on 10 Jun. 2013 by Chris Reynolds
was recommended this book by a colleague and although the original is now quite old they have updated sections and to be honest the content matter generally has not changed in a... Read morePublished on 11 May 2013 by daniel roberts
It's now over twenty years since the publication of the first edition of Peopleware, deservedly one of the most popular books to consider the human side of software development. Read morePublished on 30 Mar. 2012 by Amazon Customer
I have been working for more than 10 years as a software engineer and I agree with most of the information and suggestions provided in the book. Read morePublished on 18 Dec. 2011 by M.I.
What can you say - this is a classic. I had to get a new copy as my previous copy was done...Published on 5 Sept. 2011 by imm
The authors explain why are the people the most important ingredients of healthy organizations. All (software) managers and wannabe managers should read this. Read morePublished on 19 Jun. 2011 by Imre Lendak
Although written some 22 years ago, this book is as relevant today as it was then. This book dispels so many management myths and highlights the bad practices so widely excepted... Read morePublished on 3 May 2011 by Mr S Sheridan
...but so true. So readable and very practical. I do not agree that it's dated. You can even use the book to beat your manager about the head.Published on 7 April 2011 by Josh