RE: The Mythical Man-Month: thankyou!

Subject: RE: The Mythical Man-Month: thankyou!
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 09:23:16 -0600

Sarah Bouchier wrote:

> After all the discussion and recommendation of 'The Mythical
> Man-Month'
> a couple of weeks back, I got curious, acquired a copy, and
> have just finished reading it. It blew me away; everything
> made so much /sense/, and has been totally supported by my
> experiences in several companies that plainly /hadn't/ read it!

Yeah, I should reread that -- I'm sure it's as relevant today as it was
mumblety years ago.

One snippet that's always stuck in my mind: Manager asks engineer, "What
are you doing?" Engineer replies, "I'm thinking." Manager responds,
"Can't you do that on your own time?"


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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