Death March – A Guide for Software Developers


Found this at my local used bookstore where I frequent to pick up tons of used books for the uber cheap.

I scanned it for about 5-7 minutes and found it fascinating… mostly because almost everything I read I said one of two things to myself:

  • Agile can help with this
  • Wow, that’s pretty Agile (as a solution to a problem he was talking about in the book)

Yup. There are books out there on employee burnout. #sad #reality

4 Responses to “Death March – A Guide for Software Developers”

  1. gregory
    April 15, 2014 at 12:43 pm #

    That’s the first edition published in 1997, interesting to see if in the second edition (2003) he was talking about agile. 😉

    • peter
      April 15, 2014 at 1:52 pm #

      It certainly is worth a look…

  2. Ken 'classmaker' Ritchie
    April 15, 2014 at 2:18 pm #

    Great insight and guidance from Ed @yourdon in that book!

    By the way, it can–and does–happen today. Check it out.

    Been there, done that, got the book…and the gray hairs!

    And, yes, I’m still learning…


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