Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams
Comments and mentions from HN threads:
Ask HN: What books do you wish your manager would read?
GFischer: So he'd understand the importance of communications, and how the current office arrangement is losing the company a lot of money.
jlhonora: Has great insights for both managers and programmers. Recommended read for both.
jeremysmyth: This book just gets it about working in teams and larger organizations.
Ask HN: Books you wish you had read earlier?
beagle3: Read after I was already managing dozens of people. Wish I had read it long before. This book is basically a list of observations (with some supporting evidence and conclusion) about what works and what doesn't when running a software team. Well written, and insightful.
Ask HN: What are the books you wish your colleagues had read?
odiroot: I mostly wish this to my ex and future managers, but colleagues wouldn't hurt as well. Working in Berlin I'm constantly baffled how ignorant of the "old" research people are. Time and again.
rimliu: At a couple of places I was actually thinking about leaving this book as a good-bye gift for managers when I quit. But that wiuld most likeky be effort and money wasted.
Ask HN: Books you should have read when you start a career in SE / CS?
Slansitartop: It talks about what makes a good team, how powerful they can be, and also gives some insight on team dysfunction.
Ask HN: What books changed the way you think about almost everything?
nhumrich: Totally changed how I view budgeting/team management, etc. Helped me learn about my own productivity and how to improve it. Introding flow and such to me. A lot of other books say similar things but they are generic, so it's easy to write off with "oh, well software os different". But peopleware is specifically about software development.
Ask HN: Best book / resources on leadership, especially for tech teams?
npr11: For being immensely practical, I'm a big fan
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