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mongolian hordes technique

mongolian hordes technique in Technology

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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.
[Jargon File]

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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