3-Tier Client/Server At Work
Jeri Edwards with Deborah DeVoe
N-tiered architectures explained simply.
How culture is built into software — superb thinking on a complex topic.
Radical business software
I Sing the Body Electronic
Wonderful wonderful read of a software development project at Microsoft… great reading for leaders in ANY industry — hard to get a copy of but will likely be worth the struggle
Tom DeMarco & Timothy Lister
Absolutely great piece on software development that compliments The Mythical Man Month
The Difference Between God and Larry Ellison
More than you probably want to know about Larry Ellison but superb superb piece nonetheless on the database market
The Mythical Man-Month
Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.
Fantastic piece on developing software at IBM for the famous 360 computer in the 1960s — lessons learned
Inside the Secret Software Power
I lost this book on SAP and wasn’t upset.. Simple thumbnail sketch.
Waltzing With Bears: Managing Risk on Software Projects
Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister
I love the mental models that DeMarco and Lister present about software development and that they go way past the world of software. Very insightful folks.