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The Mythical Man-MonthThe Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering is a classic book on software engineering, written by Frederick P. Brooks to pass on some of the insights he had gained from managing development of OS/360. Its novel observation was that, unlike some other types of engineering problems, when a project falls behind schedule it doesn't work to add more people. The impact of this observation was so significant that the term "mythical man-month" became a part of the computing lexicon.
The book was first published in 1975, and republished virtually unchanged (just an addition of a chapter) 20 years later.
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