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(In reply to TomB's message posted on Wednesday, 26 July 2006 at 18:51 GMT)


Ravi writes in reply to TomB:
Twenty people doing a job in five months is one hundred man-mont
Hi Tom,
Actually,you have mistaken the words said by Cohen. If it takes a month for a programmer to complete a software task then it is called one man-month. Your question is same as ''If it takes 10 minutes for a man to walk to some place, then what is the time taken by 10 men to walk the same distance?''. Obviously, it is 10 minutes only, not 1hr40mins. It's just a general sense.
[29] Posted on Friday, 06 October 2006 at 14:07 GMT [Reply to this] [Permalink]


Konst writes in reply to Ravi:
Twenty people doing a job in five months is one hundred man-mont
Right, it is 10 minutes but 100 man-minutes.
[62] Posted on Friday, 03 November 2006 at 21:06 GMT [Reply to this] [Permalink]


Greg Morgan writes in reply to Ravi:
Twenty people doing a job in five months is one hundred man-mont
You need to understand 10 people each walked 10 minutes, and when counted as a sequential set of processes, it is 100 minutes walked.

Imagine it as a baton race, 10 runners running 10 minutes each. Each runner ran 10 minutes, but the entire race lasted 100 minutes.
[83] Posted on Saturday, 27 January 2007 at 3:29 GMT [Reply to this] [Permalink]


Keith writes in reply to Greg Morgan:
Twenty people doing a job in five months is one hundred man-mont
Imagine it as a baton race, organised by a game of Chinese Whispers. It will take at least 200 man-minutes, and which way were we running again?
[359] Posted on Saturday, 17 January 2009 at 7:52 GMT [Reply to this] [Permalink]


Jack writes in reply to Ravi:
Twenty people doing a job in five months is one hundred man-mont
This not the reality because 10 mens can have a very nice talk, and it can take 1hr40mins or more.
So the problematic is on link beetween people. So the subject is humain, and very actual.
[729] Posted on Sunday, 29 January 2012 at 16:04 GMT [Reply to this] [Permalink]

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