Challenging the Myth of the 10x Programmer

11.09.2020 - By Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Podcast Series

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A pervasive belief in software engineering is that some programmers are much, much better than others (the times-10, or 10x, programmer), and that the skills, abilities, and talents of these programmers exert an outsized influence on that organizations’ success or failure. In this podcast, Bill Nichols, a researcher with the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute, recently examined the veracity and relevance of this widely held notion.

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