What is the optimum team size?
Jason wrote a great article this week about something called ‘Price’s Law’.
Price’s Law is an interesting observation about how 50% of contributions to published works, is done is by the square root of the authors. Essentially, if 100 papers are written by 25 authors, five authors will have contributed 50 papers.
An extension of this observation, and subject of many a discussion down the pub amongst our team, is what team size number is the most effective? What is the ceiling on numbers, after which the productivity starts to decrease? Consensus here is a team of 8-10. What do you think?