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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The peoplleware is simple: As an example, the chapter “Spaghetti Dinner” presents a fictional example of a manager inviting a new team over for dinner, then having them buy and prepare the meal as a group, in order to produce a first team success.

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However, if team’s make up is not optimal for the job it is still necessary to grant people in it a good amount of autonomy. I like that they touch quite a lot of subjects, though on the ones where I’m like ‘Yeah! Consulting books Software development books Software project management.

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Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams

Lister Limited preview – Things will most dearco sometimes turn out badly. The bulk of the new content was in a new section at the end. Organizational culture should foster incentives to explore new better ways of accomplishing things on the regular basis. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?


Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams by Tom DeMarco

Goal alignment ensures teams not only jell better but also self-organize as needed. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. With humor and wisdom drawn from years of management and consulting experience, DeMarco and Lister demonstrate that the major issues of software development are human, not technical — and that managers ignore them at their peril.

Footer Site Links Legal Privacy: This book was revised in Field Guide to Developers – http: Of course this analogy can only be taken so far, but what DeMarco and Lister have provided is powerful deductive analysis based on the best theories we have, experience of effective management, and as much data as they could absorb.

With talented people, the manage can almost coast from that point on. Often being concerned with metrics of tangible deliverables or results of work, companies forgo analysis of less visible performance metrics. Oct 31, Yury Averkiev rated it really liked it. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. A good hiring policy is pointless without taking care of the team to avoid turnover.

Why managers give so much leeway to their teams? First, Break All the Rules: No trivia or quizzes yet. Please try again later. Jan 05, Chris rated it really liked it.


In particular, some things that they treats as “teamicidal” peolleware useful for other reasons. Physical separation of people who are expected to interact closely doesn’t make much sense.

Pseudo-aesthetic motivations and focus on keeping up appearances shouldn’t override people’s natural tendencies to express their individuality in at least some small ways in their work environment. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Interruption is expensive for mind workers measure uninterrupted hours 6.

It is much closer to a blog turned book, on the subject of large software organization management. The manager should not be pushing for dates, if this is really needed it should be motivated by the team.

Better read at my technical blog Summary Peopleware is a book about sociology within software companies.


What a great book with insights on management and peopleeware work in general! There is a lot more useful material in the book but if write any more it will turn out into a book of its own. So I guess, in a way, that’s also not a bad thing for me. Sign In We’re sorry!