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Interesting article on the software development process

On Tue, 2002-06-04 at 21:40, David Kramer wrote:
> 13) A schedule is like wood blocks. If you have a bunch of wood blocks, 
> and you can't fit them into a box, you have two choices: get a bigger box, 
> or remove some blocks. If you thought you could ship in 6 months, but you 
> have 12 months on the schedule, you are either going to have to delay 
> shipping, or find some features to delete. You just can't shrink the 
> blocks, and if you pretend you can, then you are merely depriving yourself 
> of a useful opportunity to actually see into the future by lying to 
> yourself about what you see there.
> </QUOTE>

Or you could perhaps think a little "outside the box" (no pun
intended).  Perhaps the better option is to rearrange the blocks.  After
all, not all blocks are the same size, or shape.

"Ha ha - you may be right, but remember!  You are also 
flammable..."  -Donald, one of my psycho cousins

Cole Tuininga
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Code Energy, Inc
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