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Empirical Software Engineering


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"Managers and programmers alike often brush the data away, clinging to the idea that putting two people on one job must double staffing requirements and therefore cannot deliver efficiency."

I am a bit confused about this statement. Earlier, in the article, it was mentioned that, "Solutions produced by the pairs took 60 percent more total time, but dividing the total time by two, they completed the tasks 20 percent faster". So although it doesn't double the staffing altogether, it does increase it by 60 percent? Am I missing something?

posted by Steve Cheung
October 21, 2011

 

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