Fortune magazine has published an interview with Frederick Brooks.
The interview is "Quoted Often, Followed Rarely" in Fortune's "How to Become a Great Leader" issue.
Fred Brooks is the author of the seminal book The Mythical Man-Month. "The book detailed Brooks' experience managing IBM's bet-the-company System/360 computers and OS/360 software ..." Thirty years later, Brooks discusses the book, whether its advice is being followed, and why the same mistakes keep getting made over again.
Brooks reflects on how some people consider his book the "bible of software engineering." He agrees in this regard: "everybody quotes it, some people read it, and a few people go by it."