The Deadline: A Novel about Project Management

Dorset House Pub., 1997 - 310 páginas
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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Crítica de los usuarios  - grimm - LibraryThing

Interesting option : try to make a project management book as a novel. I am not convinced by the business points, probably obvious enough but the book is really funny to read. Leer comentario completo

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Crítica de los usuarios  - gtaio - LibraryThing

In this book you follow along as a fictional project manager copes with a slew of issues, discoveries and revelations in the midst of his impossible project. For me the genius in this book lies in the ... Leer comentario completo


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