The "Mythical Man-Month" by Frederick P. Brooks is a seminal work in the field of software engineering. It offers valuable insights into the complexities of software development and project management. Here, I'd like to share some key insights from the book:
- The "man-month" is a myth: Adding more people to a late project will only make it later. This is referred to as Brooks's Law.
- Communication overheads increase with team size: As the team size grows, the effort required for communication increases exponentially.
- The importance of conceptual integrity: A software product must reflect a single clear design vision. This...