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Guy: "We just can't finish this in 1 month!"

Boss: "Yeah you can, I'll hire more people."

Guy: "... You know, a woman can deliver a baby in 9 months but 9 women can't deliver a baby in 1 month."

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  • 4
    well, then... i wish you to have a healthy child 👶
  • 5
    @minimalBot thanks, I think it's going to have to be in the incubator for a while =p
  • 15
    That's only because women don't use agile
  • 7
    @mpotratz The mythical man month ?
  • 2
    Just to bring the new devs up to speed it would take 2 weeks at best.. And in that time someone would have to stop working to explain things to them..
  • 9
    Boss: "the client said he would pay $15,000 for us to get it done in 2 months, but would pay $16,000 instead to do it in one month"
    Me: "So we have a month to do a 2 month project?"
    Boss: "You have until next Tuesday."
  • 3
    @shellcode and all the meetings to synchronize together and be sure everybody understand what has to be done...
  • 2
    @tomabolt It would be a nightmare... He didn't hire anyone of course...
  • 2
    If more people means more time, then fewer people should mean fewer time. Right?

    #CluelessManager #YoureSoFired
  • 2
    But 9 women can deliver 9 babies in 9 month. So it's still faster.
  • 2
    @vikaskr it's still 9 months...
  • 2
    @shellcode but if timing is right you can get a throughput of one baby per month.
  • 3
    @Shago I think you guys are missing the test case where 1 pregnancy results in multiple babies (twins, triplets etc)...
  • 2
    @ReturnVoid now that would be eficiency
  • 1
    @Shago true =) but still, the first one only 9 months from now...
  • 1
    @ReturnVoid that's in fact possible but they would only be available after 9 months or so. The problem wasn't the number of projects to be delivered but the timings
  • 1
    @shellcode you win.I was just talking nonsense. I have suffered this situation myself.
  • 2
    @shellcode induce premature labor? Give them fertility drugs AND tell then to smoke?
  • 0
    @shellcode in the end it's a baby per month but with each baby delivery at the end of the year.
  • 0
    Bringing in more women can't be a bad idea
  • 0
    @mano it can if they're about to give birth.
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