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prabhakar_deosthali
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prabhakar_deosthali   4/18/2012 5:32:09 AM
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In my opinion the productivity of a group is governed by the law of logarithmic returns. which means to if you increase manpower ten times then your productivity will be only doubled!

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KB3001   4/17/2012 7:48:47 PM
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The law of diminishing returns!

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Neo10   4/17/2012 6:27:41 AM
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I agree with the author and ofcourse it comes with a caveat that putting more won't bring out more after a point. Knowing which is that point is where the excellence of management lies. They, like everybody else get reactive when pressure builds up and start ignoring the caveat.

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daleste   4/17/2012 4:30:55 AM
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Nimrod, you beat me to it. One of my best friends always used this when asked if additional resources would improve the schedule. Alas, cancer took him away. I miss him.

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Daniel Payne   4/16/2012 11:56:07 PM
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I second Nimrod's assessment, and the classic book, "The Mythical Man Month" explains why. http://www.amazon.com/The-Mythical-Man-Month-Engineering-Anniversary/dp/0201835959/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1334620506&sr=1-1

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NimrodO0l1   4/16/2012 10:44:59 PM
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"Larger project teams almost always exhibit higher development throughput, or output per unit of time." I suggest that you reference Brooke's Law: "Adding people to a late software project makes it later" There are other phrases in this article that suggest the author believes engineers are a completely fungible resource. As in: If it takes one woman nine months to produce a child then nine women can do it in a month. Yes, there are certain projects where a lot of manpower is needed. There are a whole lot of projects where a small team of good people can blow away a large team because the large team spends more and more of its time in communications and other overhead. To follow on the quote I started with: Large teams almost never produce more function per dollar invested.

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