“Peopleware” is a must read for software managers

I’m reading an interesting book, “Peopleware – Productive Projects and Teams”.  Many say that this book is a must read for software managers.  There is a section which talks about the difference between the standard of quality that the market will accept (lower) and the standard of quality that the builder (e.g., programmer) wants to deliver to the market (higher).  A builder’s self-esteem is strongly tied to the quality of the product, so market-derived quality standard seems to make good sense only if you ignore the effect on the builder’s attitude and effectiveness.  Something to possibly consider in the future.  Of course, there is no right or wrong answer.  Check it out on Amazon.

Sophia Perl

Sophia Perl is a product manager for a database tool at IBM. She has over 10 years of software development and management experience. Sophia holds a BS in Computer Science from University of Southern California and an MBA from University of California at Davis. She is the creator of iPhone apps PicPredict and Eventabulous.

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