Challenging the Myth of the 10x Programmer
Software Engineering Institute
A pervasive belief in software engineering is that some programmers are 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 in the SEI Software Solutions Division, examines the veracity and relevance of this widely held notion.
About the Speaker
William "Bill" Nichols joined the SEI in 2006 as a senior member of the technical staff and served as a Personal Software Process (PSP) instructor and Team Software Process (TSP) coach. Before joining the SEI, Nichols led a software-development team at the Bettis Laboratory near Pittsburgh, where he had been …Read more