Frederick Phillips "Fred" Brooks Jr. is an American computer architect, software engineer, and computer scientist, best known for managing the development of IBM's System/360 family of computers and the OS/360 software support package, then later writing candidly about the process in his seminal book The Mythical Man-Month. Brooks has received many awards, including the National Medal of Technology in 1985 and the Turing Award in 1999.
|Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later.|
|Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment.|
|How does a project get to be a year behind schedule? One day at a time.||Time|
|How does a project get to be a year late? One day at a time.||Time|
|Systematically identity top designers as early as possible. The best are often not the most experienced.|
|The fundamental problem with program maintenance is that fixing a defect has a substantial chance of introducing another.|
|There is no single development, in either technology or management technique, which by itself promises even one order-of-magnitude improvement within a decade in productivity, in reliability, in simplicity.||Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology|