When I’m finally in charge, two of my first mandates will be: If you’re driving in the left lane, BE passing. But only slightly less important will be: “Please read Mythical Man Month”.
And you don’t even have to read the book if you don’t want. Simply read the Wiki page about the book and believe it. In fact, you can skip the book and the Wiki page if you’ll repeat the following three times, out loud:
“Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later”.
You may now become a manager…