The deadline: a novel about project management

Dorset House Pub., 1997 - 310 Seiten
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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 Management

Nutzerbericht  - Anastasiia Afonina - Goodreads

Tom made me thinking of a team, thinking of people management as I have never thought before. I started using his method of little notes writing at the end of each day - this helps a lot to improve and move forward. In other words - good book. Vollständige Rezension lesen

Review: The Deadline: A Novel about Project Management

Nutzerbericht  - Robert - Goodreads

An incredibly good read on Project Management. Inspiring, eye opening and tempting to repeat yourself (don't - it might cost you your job ;-) The starting point for anybody who wants to convince others of Lean and Agile. Vollständige Rezension lesen


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