In Peopleware, DeMarco and Lister write:
- Count on the best people outperforming the worst by about 10:1.
- Count on the best performer being about 2.5 times better than the median performer.
- Count on the half that are better-than-median performers outdoing the other half by more than 2:1.
What nearly everyone who has read that remembers is the following:
- The best people outperform the average by 10x.
Spot a difference?