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Meaning of MONGOLIAN HORDES TECHNIQUE

 
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(Or "Chinese Army technique") Assigning a large number of inexperienced programmers to a job which would better performed by a few skilled ones. The term was first used by Dr. Fred Brooks in his book "the mythical man-month", Chapter 3.

According to Dr. Brooks, he had in mind the vision of the Mongol Hordes sweeping across Asia and Europe when he created the term.

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