RRP: £31.99
Save: £7.54 (24%)
FREE delivery: Tuesday, May 18 Details
FREE Delivery on book orders dispatched by Amazon over £10.00 .
Fastest delivery: Tomorrow
Order within 4 hrs 24 mins
Details
In stock.
Available as a Kindle eBook. Kindle eBooks can be read on any device with the free Kindle app.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Mythical Man-Month, The: ... has been added to your Basket
FREE delivery: Tuesday, May 18 Details
FREE Delivery on book orders dispatched by Amazon over £10.00 .
Fastest delivery: Tomorrow
Order within 9 mins
Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Generally good copy with clean pages but may contain some signs of wear. These may include creased cover, inscriptions or small amounts of writing, fanned edge, ripped or tatty dustjacket, and other signs of being read.
<Embed>
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


Mythical Man-Month, The: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition Paperback – 8 Aug. 1995

4.5 out of 5 stars 543 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
Paperback
£24.45
£20.00 £8.19
Note: This item is eligible for FREE click and collect without a minimum order. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more

Enhance your purchase


Special offers and product promotions

  • Amazon Business : For business-exclusive pricing, quantity discounts and downloadable VAT invoices. Create a free account
  • Buy this product and stream 90 days of Amazon Music Unlimited for free. E-mail after purchase. Conditions apply. Learn more

Frequently bought together

  • Mythical Man-Month, The: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition
  • +
  • The Pragmatic Programmer: your journey to mastery, 20th Anniversary Edition
  • +
  • Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams (3rd Edition)
Total price: £73.76
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton


The Graham Norton Book Club

Celebrate the art of storytelling
Discover your next read

Product details

  • ASIN : 0201835959
  • Publisher : Addison-Wesley; 2nd edition (8 Aug. 1995)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 336 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 9780201835953
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0201835953
  • Dimensions : 23.04 x 15.52 x 1.91 cm
  • Customer reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 543 ratings

Product description

From the Back Cover

Few books on software project management have been as influential and timeless asThe Mythical Man-Month. With a blend of software engineering facts and thought-provoking opinions, Fred Brooks offers insight for anyone managing complex projects. These essays draw from his experience as project manager for the IBM System/360 computer family and then for OS/360, its massive software system. Now, 20 years after the initial publication of his book, Brooks has revisited his original ideas and added new thoughts and advice, both for readers already familiar with his work and for readers discovering it for the first time.

 

The added chapters contain (1) a crisp condensation of all the propositions asserted in the original book, including Brooks' central argument in The Mythical Man-Month: that large programming projects suffer management problems different from small ones due to the division of labor; that the conceptual integrity of the product is therefore critical; and that it is difficult but possible to achieve this unity; (2) Brooks' view of these propositions a generation later; (3) a reprint of his classic 1986 paper "No Silver Bullet"; and (4) today's thoughts on the 1986 assertion, "There will be no silver bullet within ten years."

About the Author

Frederick P. Brooks, Jr., was born in 1931 in Durham, NC. He received an A.B. summa cum laude in physics from Duke and a Ph.D. in computer science from Harvard, under Howard Aiken, the inventor of the early Harvard computers.

At Chapel Hill, Dr. Brooks founded the Department of Computer Science and chaired it from 1964 through 1984. He has served on the National Science Board and the Defense Science Board. His current teaching and research is in computer architecture, molecular graphics, and virtual environments.

He joined IBM, working in Poughkeepsie and Yorktown, NY, 1956-1965. He is best known as the "father of the IBM System/360", having served as project manager for its development and later as manager of the Operating System/360 software project during its design phase. For this work he, Bob Evans, and Erick Block were awarded and received a National Medal of Technology in 1985.

Dr. Brooks and Dura Sweeney in 1957 patented a Stretch interrupt system for the IBM Stretch computer that introduced most features of today's interrupt systems. He coined the term computer architecture . His System/360 team first achieved strict compatibility, upward and downward, in a computer family. His early concern for word processing led to his selection of the 8-bit byte and the lowercase alphabet for the System/360, engineering of many new 8-bit input/output devices, and providing a character-string datatype in PL/I.

In 1964 he founded the Computer Science Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and chaired it for 20 years. Currently, he is Kenan Professor of Computer Science. His principal research is in real-time, three-dimensional, computer graphics-"virtual reality." His research has helped biochemists solve the structure of complex molecules and enabled architects to "walk through" buildings still being designed. He is pioneering the use of force display to supplement visual graphics.

Brooks distilled the successes and failures of the development of Operating System/360 in The Mythical Man-Month: Essays in Software Engineering, (1975). He further examined software engineering in his well-known 1986 paper, "No Silver Bullet." He is just completing a two-volume research monograph, Computer Architecture, with Professor Gerrit Blaauw. Now, 20 years after the initial publication of his book, Brooks has revisited his original ideas and added new thoughts and advice within The Mythical Man-Month, Anniversary Edition.

Brooks has served on the National Science Board and the Defense Science Board. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has received the the IEEE John von Neumann Medal, the IEEE Computer Society's McDowell and Computer Pioneer Awards, the ACM Allen Newell and Distinguished Service Awards, the AFIPS Harry Goode Award, and an honorary Doctor of Technical Science from ETH-Zürich.


Customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5
543 global ratings
How are ratings calculated?

Top reviews from United Kingdom

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 April 2020
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 July 2016
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 July 2017
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 June 2018
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 3 April 2015
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 3 April 2014
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 8 July 2019
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 October 2017
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Pages with related products. See and discover other items: software architecture