I am currently reading Dan Browns latest novel in English.
The ideal developer’s day and the
primary tool in calculations is a perfect day of the developer – the day when
the developer is completely focused on solving the problems of the project.
This is the period during which the developer can perform a given amount of
work at the maximum load. But it would be a big mistake to use a developer in
this mode unless absolutely necessary.
The rhythm of work during the Extreme
Programming is not extreme at all – and should not even approach the “hot”
level, at least at the beginning of development.
The load factor
is the ratio of the real calendar days to the perfect days of Developer; it
describes the “temperature” of development. The factors considered as normal
are between two and five, and the larger the factor you can afford – the
higher level of adrenaline remains in the reserve of your team. Experienced
managers use “three” as the starting value, but for new undeveloped
technologies should be used four or five.