Lee.Hauser wrote:cigoLogic wrote:Astaff wrote:Charging more would do nothing to speed up development, and often the case, neither does throwing more developers at a problem.
Obviously not true. If it was true, then Microsoft would have only one developer employed.
Someone doesn't know much about either (a) software development or (b) computer history. IBM proved decades ago that throwing bodies at development projects (the IBM 360 system, to be precise) is no way to speed up development. Putting together a team is one thing...it's easy for a focused team to be productive. To simply add people to speed things up doesn't work.
Someone doesn't know that a single anecdote doesn't equate a proof of a position, replied the former Project Owner. However, it is true that more coders will do little good if the team is poorly organized. Still, a larger budget would be an advantage, not only to hire more people, but also to hire better people. Saying the opposite is nonsense.