What Are The Different Kinds Of People Ware?


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Peopleware is a term that is used to refer to one of the three core aspects of computer technology. The other two aspects are hardware and software.
The term peopleware refers to anything relating to the role of people in the development or use of computer software and hardware systems.

Peopleware covers:

• The development of productive persons
• People management
• Organizational learning
• Organizational culture
• Development of productive teams
• Modeling of human competencies

The promotion of the concept of peopleware often occurs when organizations reach the stage where they have over-invested in technology and tools, while under-investing in ensuring that the technology and tools are effectively managed by the people that operate it.

One of the most renowned publications that has been written on the subject is the book 'Peopleware - Productive Projects and Teams', which was written by software consultants Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister and was published in 1987.

'Peopleware - Productive Projects and Teams' focuses on the inside world of software development, with topics on team gelling, group chemistry and workspace theory among other subjects.

A popular focus of peopleware is the concept of project management. DeMarco and Lister dedicate a chapter of their book to the story of a manager inviting his new team over for dinner and having them prepare a spaghetti dinner as a team in order to produce their first success as a group.
In this context, 'project management' is the discipline of organizing, managing and planning resources in order to successfully complete specific project goals and objectives that have been set. Project management is a prominent part of the philosophy of peopleware because the discipline is reliant on the co-operate of the individuals involved in the process rather than the machines and technology.

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