We will be discussing Principles Of Software Engineering Management by Tom Gilb. This was Steven’s choice and he explains:
The reason I add the Tom Gilb book, is that I met him at ACCU and he says this book from 1988 is timeless (rather like Mythical Man Month) as it is based on principles rather than specific technologies. He also said that this is the book that inspired Kent Beck et al to develop Agile software, and much of the agile principles such as evolutionary development come from this book… but they got some it wrong. So you could argue this is the original book about agile software development.
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Added by chrs on May 22, 2008