The bearing of a child takes nine months, no matter how many women are assigned.
How does a project get to be a year late? One day at a time.
A scientist build in order to learn ; an engineer learn in order to build.
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.
Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later (Brook’s Law).
Le programmeur, comme le poète, manie des abstractions voisines de la pensée pure. Il construit des cathédrales dans les airs, à partir de l’air lui-même, par le pouvoir de son imagination.