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<blockquote>Brooks, Fred 1995. The Mythical Man-Month, Anniversary Edition. Reading, Massachusetts: Addison Wesley.</blockquote>
 
 
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===Organizing Teams to Perform Systems Engineering===
  
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The Anniversary Edition of The Mythical Man-Month is a second edition of the original text, published in 1975 about Fred Brooks' experiences in organizing and managing a large software project within IBM in the 1960s (OS/360).  In the anniversary edition, Brooks kept the original text and added four new chapters that include his famous paper No Silver Bullets; commentary on the paper; and topics that remain valid, and are no longer valid, after 20 years.  Although the technology mentioned in the text is far outdated (e.g., no more microfiche for documentation), the text remains a best seller because the focus of the text is on organizing, leading, and managing projects and teams.  Although the focus is on software projects, the topics addressed and the lessons learned are applicable to all kinds of systems engineering projects.  The text remains a best seller in the second decade of the 21st century.
  
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===Systems Engineering and Software Engineering===
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The Anniversary Edition of The Mythical Man-Month is a second edition of the original text, published in 1975 about Fred Brooks' experiences in organizing and managing a large software project within IBM in the 1960s (OS/360).  Chapter 16 includes Brooks' famous essay "No Silver Bullet -Essence and Accident in Software Engineering," in which he differentiate "accidental" difficulties in software engineering that are a result of current methods, tools, and techniques and "essential difficulties" that are inherent in the nature of software: complexity, conformity, changeability, and invisibility.  The text remains a best seller in the second decade of the 21st century.
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Brooks, Fred 1995. The Mythical Man-Month, Anniversary Edition. Reading, Massachusetts: Addison Wesley.

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Organizing Teams to Perform Systems Engineering

The Anniversary Edition of The Mythical Man-Month is a second edition of the original text, published in 1975 about Fred Brooks' experiences in organizing and managing a large software project within IBM in the 1960s (OS/360). In the anniversary edition, Brooks kept the original text and added four new chapters that include his famous paper No Silver Bullets; commentary on the paper; and topics that remain valid, and are no longer valid, after 20 years. Although the technology mentioned in the text is far outdated (e.g., no more microfiche for documentation), the text remains a best seller because the focus of the text is on organizing, leading, and managing projects and teams. Although the focus is on software projects, the topics addressed and the lessons learned are applicable to all kinds of systems engineering projects. The text remains a best seller in the second decade of the 21st century.

Systems Engineering and Software Engineering

The Anniversary Edition of The Mythical Man-Month is a second edition of the original text, published in 1975 about Fred Brooks' experiences in organizing and managing a large software project within IBM in the 1960s (OS/360). Chapter 16 includes Brooks' famous essay "No Silver Bullet -Essence and Accident in Software Engineering," in which he differentiate "accidental" difficulties in software engineering that are a result of current methods, tools, and techniques and "essential difficulties" that are inherent in the nature of software: complexity, conformity, changeability, and invisibility. The text remains a best seller in the second decade of the 21st century.