Back in 1975, Frederick P. Brooks de-bunked the idea that assigning more programmers to a software project will speed up the process in his book The Mythical Man-Month. Unfortunately, some IT managers continue to believe myths that Brooks showed to be false decades ago. Here are seven of the most troublesome:
- Offshoring produces software faster and cheaper.
- Good coders work long hours.
- Great developers are 10 times more productive.
- Cutting-edge tools produce better results.
- The more eyes on the code, the fewer bugs.
- Great programmers write the fastest code.
- Good code is “simple” or “elegant.”