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One woman can’t have a baby in nine months

Postby SQLDenis on Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:34 pm

As all software developers know, nine women can’t have a baby in a month. Or in Fred Brooks’s more elegant phrasing: “The bearing of a child takes nine months, no matter how many women are assigned.” (The Mythical Man Month, p. 17) The point, of course, is that some tasks are, as Brooks would say, “sequentially constrained”. They’re going to take a certain amount of time no matter what — the time can’t be reduced by having more people work on them.

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