For Discussion and Analysis
We will read three papers over the course of the semester. For
each one, you will be expected to write no more than two pages of
analysis. By analysis,
I mean you are not to summarize the paper. I have read the papers
and want to read your thoughts
reflecting on and extending from the paper.
Reading 1: Brooks, F. P.
(1995). The Mythical Man-Month; Chapter 2 (pages 13-26) from the
book The Mythical Man-Month
by Brooks. On 2-hour resevere in the library.
Reading 3: Brooks, F. P. (1995). No Silver Bullet --
Essence and Accident, and "No Silver Bullet" Refired; Chapters 16 &
17 (pages 177-226) from the book The
Mythical Man-Month by Brooks. On 2-hour resevere in the
We will discuss the first two readings in class on the respective
Thursday mornings the analyses are due. The analysis of the third
reading will be due Tuesday November 25, which is when we will discuss
it as well. You will be evaluated on both your written analysis
and your participation in discussion.