Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams

It is always a funny feeling when you read a book published at the year when you were born. And it means that the book is 31 years old. Why did I decide to reach for “Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams” by Tom DeMarco and Tim Lister? There were two things. The first was 4.6 out of 5 starts and 201 reviews on Amazon. And the second was Joel Spolsky (Co-founder of Stack Overflow) opinion:

Peopleware is the one book that everyone who runs a software team needs to read and reread once a year. In the quarter century since the first edition appeared, it has become more important, not less, to think about the social and human issues in software development. This is the only way we’re going to make more humane, productive workplaces. Buy it, read it, and keep a stock on hand in the office supply closet.

Now when I’m after, I just can make the conclusion: I couldn’t agree more with Joel.

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