Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams, 2nd & 3rd Editions HD PDF

In the field of software management, very few books can rival Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams this legendary classic. As a long-standing bestseller, it makes a deep insight that the biggest problem in the process of software development does not lie in technology, but in person; and appeals to managers to give software developers full freedom and trust. Anyone who needs to manage software projects or organizations can benefit a lot from this book.

Since its first publication in 1987, it has immediately made a sensation, and then been praised as “One book has the biggest impact on the U.S. software industry”; The second edition of Peopleware published in 1999 added 8 chapters of new content. These new content stands on a broader perspective, carries on in-depth discussions on how to operate the software development team in large and medium sized organizations; Its third edition published in 2013 added 6 chapters of new content. At the same time, it also adjusted the previous content, in order to make it to be more responsive to today’s software development environment and challenges.

As with the The Mythical Man-Month, Peopleware has become one of the must-read masterpieces for management of software development team. It is known as the most brilliant “Gemini” books together with The Mythical Man-Month in software management field, both of which sell well all over the world after dozens of years! The Mythical Man-Month focuses on the software development itself, while Peopleware cares about the people in software development. Therefore, on tens of thousands of shelves around the world, you will find that: Peopleware and The Mythical Man-Month are always put together.

// Table Of Contents //

  • Part I: Managing the Human Resource 1
    • Chapter 1: Somewhere Today, a Project Is Failing 3
    • Chapter 2: Make a Cheeseburger, Sell a Cheeseburger 7
    • Chapter 3: Vienna Waits for You 13
    • Chapter 4: Quality—If Time Permits 19
    • Chapter 5: Parkinson’s Law Revisited 25
    • Chapter 6: Laetrile 31
  • Part II: The Office Environment 35
    • Chapter 7: The Furniture Police 37
    • Chapter 8: “You Never Get Anything Done around Here between 9 and 5.” 41
    • Chapter 9: Saving Money on Space 49
    • Intermezzo: Productivity Measurement and Unidentified Flying Objects 57
    • Chapter 10: Brain Time versus Body Time 61
    • Chapter 11: The Telephone 67
    • Chapter 12: Bring Back the Door 73
    • Chapter 13: Taking Umbrella Steps 79
  • Part III: The Right People 91
    • Chapter 14: The Hornblower Factor 93
    • Chapter 15: Let’s Talk about Leadership 99
    • Chapter 16: Hiring a Juggler 103
    • Chapter 17: Playing Well with Others 109
    • Chapter 18: Childhood’s End 113
    • Chapter 19: Happy to Be Here 117
    • Chapter 20: Human Capital 125
  • Part IV: Growing Productive Teams 131
    • Chapter 21: The Whole Is Greater Than the Sum of the Parts 133
    • Chapter 22: The Black Team 139
    • Chapter 23: Teamicide 143
    • Chapter 24: Teamicide Revisited 151
    • Chapter 25: Competition 155
    • Chapter 26: A Spaghetti Dinner 159
    • Chapter 27: Open Kimono 161
    • Chapter 28: Chemistry for Team Formation 167
  • Part V: Fertile Soil 173
    • Chapter 29: The Self-Healing System 175
    • Chapter 30: Dancing with Risk 183
    • Chapter 31: Meetings, Monologues, and Conversations 187
    • Chapter 32: The Ultimate Management Sin Is . . . 193
    • Chapter 33: E(vil) Mail 199
    • Chapter 34: Making Change Possible 203
    • Chapter 35: Organizational Learning 211
    • Chapter 36: The Making of Community 217
  • Part VI: It’s Supposed to Be Fun to Work Here 221
    • Chapter 37: Chaos and Order 223
    • Chapter 38: Free Electrons 231
    • Chapter 39: Holgar Dansk 235

// Download URLs //

Version Year Download Size
Third Edition 2013 2.35 MB
Second Edition 1999 2.86 MB


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