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Interesting article on the software development process

Sometimes there is a better way of packing the blocks into the box. This is why I, not my wife, always packs the car.

-Warren Agin 
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Cole Tuininga 
  To: David Kramer 
  Cc: discuss at 
  Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2002 8:33 AM
  Subject: Re: Interesting article on the software development process

  On Tue, 2002-06-04 at 21:40, David Kramer wrote:
  > <QUOTE>
  > 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.

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