Can you give me one example of throwing more people into a problem help?

I received this question on my Mastodon account.

The Cold Dish:

When I suggest we bring more people into the team to help us when we have capacity problems, most engineering leads start screaming at me that this is counterproductive. How do I solve this?

My Recipe:

I wrote an excellent article that could give in-depth details into the problem and the solution we took together.

Deliver a product with an impossible timeline: Can seven apple trees grow an apple for one month?

The lesson here is to know that sometimes throwing more people to help the team helps, and all the time, we should challenge the status quo or the fixed “this wouldn’t work.” because it might.

Happy reading!