A quick find: I’ve been wanting to read the programming management classic “The Mythical Man Month” for years, but have never gotten around to it. Turns out there is a chapter-by-chapter summary that has been online for only 19 years (!). Enjoy getting through a classic in two hours.
However, the whole book can be summarized with the following koan from the Tao of Programming:
A manager went to the master programmer and showed him the requirements document for a new application. The manager asked the master: “How long will it take to design this system if I assign five programmers to it?”
“It will take one year,” said the master promptly.
“But we need this system immediately or even sooner! How long will it take if I assign ten programmers to it?”
The master programmer frowned. “In that case, it will take two years.”
“And what if I assign a hundred programmers to it?”
The master programmer shrugged. “Then the design will never be completed,” he said.