How WIP Insights Allow Us to Revisit Brooks’ Law About Adding People to a Team
OCTOBER 2, 2023
Several people on LinkedIn commented on my post, Want Better and Faster Results? Increase Team Size and Reduce WIP. They wondered if adding more people to a small team would violate Brooks' Law. As with all good questions, the answer is “It depends.” It depends on how your lifecycle manages feedback loops and learning, how collaborative the team is, and how much WIP the team has.