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By estherschindler
Published: Feb 02 2010 / 14:01

In a 1992 keynote speech at COMDEX , Philippe Kahn gave a formula on software development productivity which he called Philippe’s Law. The law states that the productivity of a software developer in a team of N people is diminished by dividing it by the cube root of N.
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LordFoom replied ago:

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"You can do more with a small group of skilled engineers than a large group of moderately talented ones."

That has NOTHING to do with the "law" as presented. The law as presented states that you can do more with a small group of moderately talented engineers than a large group of skilled engineers.

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Shaniatwain replied ago:

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Thanks for the distribution over here. I am always up for a thoughtful discussion like this.

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