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[-] [email protected] 24 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later.

Fred Brooks - The Mythical Man-Month - 1975

[-] [email protected] 14 points 1 month ago

"You can't produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant." -Warren Buffet

It's a quote about investing but applies to software too.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago

This feels like Napoleon's soldiers and the mamluks, or what was said about them.

Or something. Above a project of certain size, divisions of labour and stuff make the project complete faster, but before that it seems like a lot of extra busy work that slow down the project

[-] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago

Gotta put some "hours" into that timesheet somehow, right?

[-] [email protected] 16 points 1 month ago

This is so frustratingly true.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago

All they need is a third developer to write the code

[-] [email protected] 14 points 1 month ago

All they need is a third developer to divide up the project for them and design the interfaces

this post was submitted on 19 May 2024
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