IT Management Slideshow: Five Books About Technology ProjectsBy Edward Cone | Posted 05-05-2009
Five Books About Technology Projects
The Soul of a New Machine
by Tracy Kidder
Back Bay Books, 2000 (first published 1981)
The Pulitzer Prize-winner about minicomputer design at Data General set the standard for IT books.
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Dreaming in Code: Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, and One Quest for Transcendent Software
by Scott Rosenberg
Does for software what Kidder did for hardware (see our interview with Rosenberg at go.cioinsight.com/Rosenberg).
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The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering
by Frederick Brooks
Addison-Wesley Professional, 1995 (first published 1975)
A fabled IBM engineer explains why adding more people slows a project down.
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Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus
by Mary Shelley
Penguin Classics, 2003 (first published 1818)
Fears about technology and its limits are as fresh now as they were at the dawn of the industrial age.
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Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13
by Jeffrey Kluger and James Lovell
Houghton Mifflin, 1994
Staying calm under pressure with lives on the line.