Since the first publication of The Mythical Man-Month in 1975, no software engineer's bookshelf has been complete without it. Many software engineers and computer scientists have claimed to be "on their second or third copy" of the book. This edition is an enhanced re-release of the Brooks classic. Included are all of the existing essays that were originally presented, with the addition of three new essays assessing the current status of software project management. Brooks's well-known 1986 article, No Silver Bullet, is also included.… (more)
Dedication of the 1975 edition: To two who especially enriched my IBM years: Thomas J. Watson, Jr., whose deep concern for people still permeates his company, and Bob O. Evans, whose bold leadeship turned work into adventure.
Dedication of the 1995 edition To Nancy, God's gift to me.
No scence from prehistory is quite so vivid as that of the mortal struggles of great beasts in the tar pits.
Not only is the end not in sight, the pace is not slackening. We have many future joys.