I’ve been a proud owner of the book Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams since 2000. However, only recently have I started publishing reviews on books, so to be fair, I had to reread it again (yes, I’ve read the book a couple of times and I find it always entertaining and I always end up getting something which I didn’t quite get in my previous read).
The book is really great! Besides giving data that supports why we need offices (not cubicles, dress codes and other stuff which really doesn’t do anything to improve the quality of development!), you’ll also find several interesting ideas on how you can make teams jell.
What I find most interesting about the ideas on the book is that they’ve been there for some 20 years (or more – the second edition has almost ten years), and I still haven’t found many managers that have read the book (or even have heard about it) or companies that try to apply the principles presented on the book. In fact, when I think about it, it’s really amazing that I’m able to write code everyday and that we ship some apps from time to time…oh well, I digress. Final note: 10/10.