“Essential reading for everyone in IT industry.”Marek Fexa wrote this review Monday, January 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A software management book, put together as a series of essays, that believes that the major issues of software development are human and not technical. Is considered by many as a classic in the software development industry, and a must read, both for software managers and developers. And certainly much of what is in here makes good sense, with plenty of head-nodding advice. However, I have not heard of this book being mentioned, or seen it on bookshelves, or received recommendations for it from any of the managers and developers I have worked with over the course of my many years as a developer. That, to me atleast, is slightly surprising. The advice on extended overtime not being a good thing over the long run makes a lot sense - but a 9 to 5 day for extended period of time is equally unimaginable in today's economy and environment. Overall, the advice provided here sounds like very good common sense for both software managers and developers. And creating a healthy, happy, productive, and supportive developer community at work is what great managers do best, and that is what this book is all about. ”jnaithani wrote this review Monday, January 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“First book I've ever read about the human-factor in software industry. At first due to my lack of experience, much of the knowledge was vague. But further down the road, as a branch manager, I find the book significantly insightful and helpful. I keep reading the book again once in a while and keep finding new thing. And like any first love, the joy and fun I had exploring the pages is highly memorable.”Khang Nguyen wrote this review Monday, December 31, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Excellent book if you work in development teams of any kind, but especially on software development. For project managers this should be a must read.”seigi ac wrote this review Saturday, July 14, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“My belief is that when someone says "that book changed my life," they really mean "that book reinforced my preconceived notions articulately and forcefully."
The book Peopleware (Tom DeMarco & Timothy Lister) is reinforcing my preconceived notions articulately and forcefully.
Acknowledging the invisible costs of normal workplace distractions on creative professionals (like software developers) is tough nut to crack, but kudos to DeMarco and Lister for taking it on.”
“I loved it”diego wrote this review Thursday, September 8, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“http://sergeyteplyakov.blogspot.com/2008/12/blog-post.html”Sergey Teplyakov wrote this review Saturday, May 7, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Very interesting and insightful. Influenced a whole generation of managers. Most of the ideas remain highly relevant today.”Jonathan C wrote this review Thursday, April 7, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Some of the tales are somewhat cheesy but all the ideas are solid. You may find some of the ideas unsuited to Agile practices but it's worth the read none-the-less if only for the teamicide essay.”Robert Postill wrote this review Thursday, January 20, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book is considered by many has the book on managing software teams. The second editions add 8 chapter to the book that was written more than 20 years ago.
It as great insight on how to build effective teams, how to lower turnover and how to avoid destroying a jelled team.
I loved the book, and hope that all managers will read it.”