Mongolian hordes technique

Mongolian hordes technique
To accomplish a large or complex task by using a large number of relatively unskilled workers rather than a small number of highly skilled workers.
Example Citation:
"Everbody in software knows the 'Mongolian hordes' technique. It implies throwing people at the problem to cut a few months off the development schedule."
— Alan Cane, "Simplicity In Software Creation," Financial Times (London)
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