I was wondering how safe is to say that —because developers are free to version and have better and more organic workflows— code will be delivered faster.
A big factor here is team size of course, and I'd say the team is big enough to see this benefit (10-15 core devs, and maybe 5 to 15 more contributors to the common codebase).
Edit: How development speed can be affected:
- Merging hell could be one of the cases that slow down people (DVCSs are much better at merging).
Better workflows that
can pretty much only workwork more naturally on a DVCS
Dictator & Lieutenants
Ability to use version control (i.e. committing) without inflicting potentially unstable changes to everybody
I just want to know if anyone has seen such things help the overall speed of teams/projects as a whole.