Joel, of JoelOnSoftware fame, did anexperiment of sortsover the summer where he provided a spec and oversight, andlet a group of green (albeit talented) interns threw together a, bymost accounts, relatively impressive software product. Thewhole process was professionally filmed, and a trailer is nowavailable. It looks interesting.
I’m not quite sure what the moral of Joel’s experiment was -Experience doesn’t matter?
On the topic of software development, a great learning toolfor software development management, even though it hasabsolutely nothing to do with software development, is Jamie’sSchool Dinners. Jamie is a born manager, evident as you see howhe deals with external crisis after crisis from “above” and “below”(and laterally).