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Overheard: Brooks’ law



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
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Software development
tech laws
Technology
frederick-p-brooks.jpg “Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later.”

Frederick P. Brooks, The Mythical Man-Month

For those of us who need an analogy, Dr. Brooks explained it this way — “The bearing of a child takes nine months, no matter how many women are assigned.”

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