Re: Software Project Manager Alleged Narrowness?

From: John Conover <>
Subject: Re: Software Project Manager Alleged Narrowness?
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 1995 12:21:49 -0700

Dennis Wisnosky writes:
 > I suggest reading the republished book on the subject of Software  and
 > Software Project Management, "The Mythical Man Month", by Fredrick Brooks.
 > A delightful and profound essay 20 years ago and true today revisited and
 > updated.

Actually, none other than the mathematician Stanislaw Ulam made a
similar observation about the non-linearity of resources
vs. complexity of process. Interestingly, it can be shown that, if one
assumes that this is the general case, then the advent of bureaucracy
is inevitable, since the resources required to something grow faster
than the complexity of the something.



John Conover,,

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