Read Chapters 1 and 2 from Brooks's The Mythical Man-Month
Chapter 1, Brooks identifies joys and woes inherent in the programming
enterprise. In Chapter 2, he identifies additional problems that
he claims makes quantizing progress in terms of effort either
impractical or impossible. In your
analysis, I want you to consider some reasons that you might not
be convinced by his
arguments. Do either the joys or woes interact with the problems
Brooks identifies in Chapter 2? If so, in what ways? Think
about the arguments in Chapter 2. What are possible objections to
the author's claims? Given these objections, can you prescribe an
approach to alleviate the problems and overcome Brooks's Law?
Refer to the general comments
these assignments for reminders on what is expected.