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If you're interested in this topic, might I recommend:

No Silver Bullet: Essence and Accidents of Software Engineering, Frederick Brooks (1987) - http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~cah/G51ISS/Documents/NoSilverBulle...

No Silver Bullet Refired, Frederick Brooks (1995)

Both can be found (along with lots of other good ideas) in The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition - http://www.amazon.com/Mythical-Man-Month-Software-Engineerin...




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