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Submitted by ZacGery
ZacGery (2709597) writes ""The only thing that is constant is change." This famous quote originated from a Greek philosopher named Heraclitus. For many this statement still rings true. In software development, this notion is simultaneously its biggest asset and weakness. Another area that permeates teams with the same voracity is Parkinson's Law. This adage states "work expands so as to fill the time available for is completion." It was coined back in 1955 by Cyril Parkinson in The Economist. Everyone has had first hand experience with this concept. Starting a day with high expectations of productivity and losing it in the warm of a summer afternoon. Although this phrase was born before the modern era of computing, it has found a home in software development. Similar to termites, this unwanted guest creeps into projects and slowly eats away at the foundations."
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Finding Lost Time in Software Development

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