What's it like to work on a great software development team facing an impossible problem? "Beautiful Teams" takes you behind the scenes with some of the most interesting software teams over the past 30 years. Through a series of fascinating personal stories from many of the industry's leading programmers, architects, project managers, and thought leaders, you'll go inside high-profile projects such as the development of Internet Explorer, the Boeing 777, Subversion, and some of the first Agile projects. Learn how extraordinary teams coped with challenges, and how their efforts led to superb - or disastrous - results.
Contributors include: Scott Berkun, bestselling author of "Myths of Innovation" and "Making Things Happen" and former Microsoft Program Manager; Barry Boehm, a developer at TRW in the 1980s and software engineering pioneer; Patricia Ensworth, author of "The Accidental Project Manager"; Karl Wiegers, author and principal consultant with Process Impact; Karl Rhemer, a developer on the Boeing 777 project; Ned Robinson, Project Manager, Bowne Management Systems; James Grenning, engineer, consultant, and original signer of the Agile Manifesto; Karl Fogel, formerly of CollabNet, Inc. and Google Inc., and part of the team that built Subversion; and, Cory Doctorow, blogger, journalist, science fiction author, and copyright activist. This is not simply another book on the right and wrong ways to build software. "Beautiful Teams" offers contributions from people who made software engineering history. It's a must for people who have been part of a software development team, and a fascinating read for anyone interested in compelling stories about teamwork.