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Re: OT: The mythical man month - have we learned nothing?
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That fails, though.
If I have a thousand people, I just line the track with people standing in line waiting for the baton; and they just pass it forward, they don't even have to move, just the baton does.
That might well be faster than sending a running gasping his way around a track. The situation isn't cut and dried, and to be a good management metaphor, it should be.