ref: The Mythical Man Month
The Mythical Man-Month (Frederick P. Brooks, Jr).
Essays on software engineering.
A lot of it is dated; this era was pretty much organizing assembly language. There's a discussion as to whether retraining the workforce to use object-oriented programming is worth the investment. It's well-written, though, and the broad insights are still relevant.
Show me your flowcharts and conceal your tables, and I shall continue to be mystified. Show me your tables, and I won't usually need your flowcharts; they'll be obvious.[p. 120]
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