re: Developer under time pressure ? work faster : work better VIEW POST


Yeah, I believe I will read this post again in a few weeks. The team's manager decided we were not fast enough, so he decided to bring three new developers at the same time to finish a project in a month.

I am sure this is going to be a lot of fun. I honestly can't see how this project is not heading to a catastrophic outcome.


Ask the manager if (s)he heard about Brook's law: "Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later".

Later is even more fun than late :>

Good luck!


aka "million monkey approach".


Any impressions after "few" weeks?


Where to begin? Turned out the new developers didn’t know the tech we were using, so they built the same project from scratch but with the tech they were familiar with. Me, I moved to another project in the mean time. Long story short, the product is launched tomorrow :D

That’s a solid 3 months delay at least. If that was not poor management, I don’t know what is. Thankfully, not every project happens this way, we’ve been safe from this madness since then, but dealing with higher-ups like that can be very stressful.


"Nine women can't give birth to a baby in a month!"


Hahaha, pretty cool!


Haha! I didn't hear that one before

Instruct your manager to read “The Mythical Man Month”

...and provide 3 copies of it so he or she can read it 3 times as fast!


So funny.... Thanks...


You're manager might benefit from reading the mythical man hour.

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