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Jim McCarthy has participated in the creation and shipping of numerous software products. He founded McCarthy Technologies in 1996, after product development and program management positions at Microsoft (where he led groups as large as 200, including managing development of Visual C++), the Whitewater Group, and Bell Laboratories. His hands-on laboratory is established for the study and teaching of high-performance teamwork, and in a controlled-simulation environment, challenges dozens of real-world, high-tech teams to produce and deliver a product. He is the author of Software for Your Head (Addison-Wesley, 2002). --This text refers to the Perfect Paperback edition.
I read great things about this book. I started reading it and am just disappointed so far. I'll update the review as I get further into it to update but so far the read is... Read morePublished on May 8, 2012 by Marc2912
Even though Jim McCarthy is a developer, he tells a great story. One thing I really like about this author is his writing style, which is smart, but not too geek. Read morePublished on January 11, 2010 by Avid Reader Man
I saw a presentation by Mr. McCarthy maybe ten years ago, and much of what he had to say then made it into the first edition of this book. Read morePublished on December 20, 2009 by Michael
I have not found this book as interesting as the type of books that I usually read. I prefer books dealing with the more technical aspects of software development. Read morePublished on January 14, 2008 by Olivier Langlois
This book is the best book I have ever read on the issues of getting a team to successfully develop software. Read morePublished on October 29, 2007 by Richard M. DiGeorgio
This book (when first published) formed a major part of the turn towards Agile for me and my development teams in the 1990's. Read morePublished on October 1, 2006 by Dr. Neil
This books describes Jim McCarthy's story on developing Visual C++ 1.0. The method of development has much in line with the agile development methods at this moment. Read morePublished on February 4, 2004 by Bas Vodde
Despite the occasional lapse into speech resembling the Microsoft line and the relative age of the book, the message this book contains is still applicable. Read morePublished on October 30, 2003 by Charles Ashbacher