Fred Brooks Quotes
Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment.
Experience, Good, Bad
The fundamental problem with program maintenance is that fixing a defect has a substantial chance of introducing another.
Another, Problem, Chance
Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later.
Makes, Late, Later
There is no single development, in either technology or management technique, which by itself promises even one order-of-magnitude improvement within a decade in productivity, in reliability, in simplicity.
Technology, Single, Within
How does a project get to be a year behind schedule? One day at a time.
Time, Year, Behind
How does a project get to be a year late? One day at a time.
Time, Year, Late
Systematically identity top designers as early as possible. The best are often not the most experienced.
Best, Often, Possible