Re: Microsoft Projecting and the Mythical Man Month

Gregory Alan Bolcer (
Wed, 06 Oct 1999 08:52:11 -0700

It's called Brooks Law, Koen. Americans invented it. ;-)


Koen Holtman wrote:
> On Tue, 5 Oct 1999, Jeff Bone wrote:
> >
> > I can't speak to the latest version, but as of late last year whatever they
> > were shipping in MSDN Enterprise still had two significant problems that kept
> > me from trusting it completely in large project environments.
> Some time ago I watched someone use MS project to do some significant
> planning for our local computing project. One day he came out of his
> office and told us: 'It cannot add! I cross-checked and it cannot
> correctly add manpower! And the Americans run their whole economy with
> this!'.
> Koen.

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