The book The Mythical Man-Month by Frederick Brooks is an insight into the relationship between time, energy and productivity.
When examining the prospect of adding more hands into a project, it is more complex consideration then the concept of: more people equal more work.
More hands on deck does not always equal more output. The complex balance of skill, timing, physical output on the tangible side have a balance. However, the creative thought processes are not measurable by hours or people. You can’t order “2 hours of creativity” from Amazon with free shipping. Creativity is a process that is motivated by external input and personal interpretation.
The process of determining the time frame or expense of a project is as multi-faceted as the project itself or the people involved in it.
When watching the Olympics and you witness a “gifted” athlete who displays talents that make their performance appear effortless – the…
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