chief programmer team
This team organization has been advocated for the production of large programs: a single highly skilled programmer, when properly supported, can produce programs more quickly and more reliably than a team of less talented programmers working as equals. In particular, the problem of communication within the team is minimized.
The approach was pioneered in the early 1970s by the Federal Systems Division of IBM, particularly by Harlan D. Mills. Successful results have been reported from various projects, including some that produced more than 100 000 lines of source code.
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