Quotations About
project planning

The bearing of a child takes nine months, no matter how many women are assigned.

The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering (1975, 1995)
Posted in: Fred Brooks

Everyone knows it takes a woman nine months to have a baby. But you Americans think if you get nine women pregnant, you can have a baby in a month.

The Life and Times of Joe Gordon (To the Best of My Recollection) by Joseph G. Martin (2007)

Brooks’s Law: Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later.

The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering (1975, 1995)
Posted in: Fred Brooks

How does a project get to be a year late? … One day at a time.

The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering (1975, 1995)
Posted in: Fred Brooks