Quotes about Teams and Methodologies

by Vitalii Tsybulnyk 26. May 2010 13:17

Stephen F. Heffner left some wonderfull comments at Software Engineering Productivity discussion on LinketIn, I'd like to quote some of them:

Many "methodologies" are all about getting satisfactory results from unsatisfactory programmers. A team of really good programmers is likely to have its own "methodology" based on the team's experience and talent. In that case, methodology doesn't detract from the fun -- it just organizes it and keeps it streamlined.

Being "part of a much bigger team" is a recipe for disaster. Any programming team bigger than 3-5 is too big already. If the programming manager thinks it takes a bigger team, he/she needs to hire fewer but better programmers, and also needs to read about Brooks' Law.

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