Readings For Discussion and Analysis
(updated 8/30/2003)

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 2: Raymond, E. S. (2000).  The Cathedral and the Bazaar, but there is lots of other interesting information one level up .

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 library.

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.