Bullshit hunting: Economies of scale in building software

Bullshit hunting: Economies of scale in building software

(...) Economies of scale are the cost advantages that enterprises obtain due to size, output, or scale of operation, with cost per unit (of output) generally decreasing with increasing scale as fixed costs are spread out over more units of output. src: Wikipedia This sounds so reasonable & generic, it's has been also empirically proven for traditional (related to "physical" goods) industries. No wonder that this universal law is being solemnly applied in building software products: when things progress too slow, add more developers to build a new product, form a large-scale project to increase testing efficiency, increase release…

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The death of delivery centers

I’ve seen another praise of software delivery centers recently - how efficient and cheap they are, how easily you can deal with your problems by outsourcing your software development to India or another Asian cheap labor paradise. Sure you can, if you’re in a need of crapware. Don’t misjudge me - I don’t have anything against India or its denizens, but I have no illusions about how does that look like: first, distributed team ain’t no team - how are you going to cooperate closely with the users / business owners…

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