Since software construction is inherently a systems effort—an exercise in complex interrelationships—communication effort is great, and it quickly dominates the decrease in individual task time brought about by partitioning. Adding more men then lengthens, not shortens, the schedule.
- Chapter 2. The Mythical Man-Month
- from Mythical Man-Month, The: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition
- Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
- Released: August 1995
Essentially why we want testers and DevOps over programmers.
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