When walking back to Lars’ place Thursday evening, I spotted Holger Danskes vej, which reminded me of, well, Holger Dansk, but more importantly, Peopleware. Peopleware is an amazing book about making software projects work. The meat of the book is that most projects don’t fail because of technological reasons but sociological: unhappy people. Joel Spolsky hits the nail pretty well by calling Peopleware an “anti-Dilbert manifesto”.
I know. I’ve written about Peopleware before. But hey, I’ve read the book many times and still find it as eye-opening as ever. So if you’ve so far been able to find excuses for avoiding the purchase, give up. You won’t regret it.