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Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams, Third Edition by Tim Lister, Tom DeMarco

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39. Holgar Dansk

We have put this book together as a series of essays on the various ways that companies and projects go right and wrong. If we’re on target, you should have been able to see your own situation reflected in at least a few of the essays. Each chapter, even the gloomiest, has had some prescriptive advice, something that you could do to begin the sensible reconstruction of a project, a division, or a whole organization. Of course, these prescriptions are inadequate, but they are a start. They encourage you to take on the Furniture Police, fight corporate entropy, defeat teamicidal tendencies, put more quality into the product (even if time doesn’t permit), repeal Parkinson’s Law, loosen up formal Methodologies, raise your E-Factor, ...

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