The deadline: a novel about project management
Dorset House Pub., 1997 - 310 Seiten
From prolific and influential consultant and author Tom DeMarco comes a project management novel that vividly illustrates the principles--and the outright absurdities--that affect the productivity of a software development team. With his trademark wit set free in the novel format, DeMarco centers the plot around the development of six software products. Mr. Tompkins, a manager downsized from a giant telecommunications company, divides the huge staff of developers at his disposal into eighteen teams--three for each of the software products. The teams are different sizes and use different methods, and they compete against each other and against an impossible deadline. With these teams--and with the help of numerous "fictionalized" consultants who come to his aid--Tompkins tests the project management principles he has gathered over a lifetime. Each chapter closes with journal entries that form the core of the eye-opening approaches to management illustrated in this entertaining novel.
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Review: The Deadline: A Novel about Project ManagementNutzerbericht - Thomas - Goodreads
Good novella. Easy to read. Good examples and points. I have to admit it might be a little bit outdated. Vollständige Rezension lesen
Review: The Deadline: A Novel about Project ManagementNutzerbericht - Adrienne - Goodreads
The copyright was 1997, so I was a bit worried about this one. Software processes change fairly quickly, but these project management ideas are all still solid. I mostly read it to make sure I haven't ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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