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Q&A: Application Development Staffing Ratios: How Many of X to Y

Published: 13 August 2010

ID: G00205557

Analyst(s): Matthew Hotle


We receive numerous requests about how many developers to testers or how many business analysts and project managers are needed to staff application development projects. While each situation will differ, here are some starting points for the discussion.

Table Of Contents
  • Role Versus Skill, and Why It Matters
  • How many project managers do we need, and how many projects can they manage?
  • How many of X resources do we need if we have Y of these resources?

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