Thursday, March 18, 2010

Parkinson's Laws

american-law.jpg I only recently stumbled over Parkinsons Laws, even though I think in the IT business we are constantly confronted with them:

Parkinson's Law:
Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.
Who has not seen self fulfilling estimations?

Parkinson's Law of Triviality:
Organisations give disproportionate weight to trivial issues.
(the time spent on any item of the agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved.)
Think of this next time you are on a meeting discussing the pros and cons of using underscores as prefix for member variables ...

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