IT Management Slideshow: Five Books About Technology Projects

By 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

Crown, 2007

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.

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