I've been reading Peopleware, a classic book for software development team management.

Having worked as a software developer for about ten years now, I can relate to what Demarco and Lister say (unfortunately this is not always a good thing!). Here's an example:

"The Spanish Theory of Value is alive and well among managers everywhere. You see that whenever they talk about productivity. Productivity ought to mean achieving more in an hour of work, but all too often it has come to mean extracting more for an hour of pay. There is a large difference. The Spanish Theory managers dream of attaining new productivity levels through the simple mechanism of unpaid overtime. They divide whatever work is done in a week by forty hours, not by the eighty or ninety hours that the worker actually put in."

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