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  • Andrew Cox
    to know the shortest most optimistic time for this task DeMarco and Lister note that the actual time for finishing a task is a probability curve and if you only ever give the shortest time you are giving the leading edge of the curve where it touches the axis Thus each subtask prediction has a 0 probability of being correct This means your project completion time estimation starts out from

    Original URL path: http://andrewcox.org/page/41 (2016-04-30)
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  • When someone asks you how long a particular... - Andrew Cox
    they want to know the shortest most optimistic time for this task DeMarco and Lister note that the actual time for finishing a task is a probability curve and if you only ever give the shortest time you are giving the leading edge of the curve where it touches the axis Thus each subtask prediction has a 0 probability of being correct This means your project completion time estimation starts

    Original URL path: http://andrewcox.org/post/1187593765/when-someone-asks-you-how-long-a-particular (2016-04-30)
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  • Andrew Cox
    not great The best way to learn something is when someone else figures it out and tells you Don t go in that swamp There are alligators in there Learning from experience about the alligators is lousy compared to learning

    Original URL path: http://andrewcox.org/page/42 (2016-04-30)
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  • In technology, once you have bad programmers,... - Andrew Cox
    an instance where a company has sunk into technical mediocrity and recovered Good programmers want to work with other good programmers So once the quality of programmers at your company starts to drop you enter a death spiral from which

    Original URL path: http://andrewcox.org/post/974379717/in-technology-once-you-have-bad-programmers#_=_ (2016-04-30)
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  • Andrew Cox
    randomly every day and delegated to make major decisions for the polis But that couldn t happen now could it Most of our decisions are too complicated and technical for mere civilians to make aren t they How Can a

    Original URL path: http://andrewcox.org/page/43 (2016-04-30)
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  • Andrew Cox
    but instead the work you don t apply to other pursuits He succeeded in reinventing comedy because he kept his focus on comedy even when other more shiny and interesting side projects presented themselves From CEOs to Opera Singers How

    Original URL path: http://andrewcox.org/page/44 (2016-04-30)
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  • People commonly use the word “procrastination” to... - Andrew Cox
    describe what they do on the Internet It seems to me too mild to describe what s happening as merely not doing work We don t call it procrastination when someone gets drunk instead of working The Acceleration of Addictiveness

    Original URL path: http://andrewcox.org/post/915425300/people-commonly-use-the-word-procrastination-to#_=_ (2016-04-30)
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  • Andrew Cox
    where a company has sunk into technical mediocrity and recovered Good programmers want to work with other good programmers So once the quality of programmers at your company starts to drop you enter a death spiral from which there is

    Original URL path: http://andrewcox.org/page/45 (2016-04-30)
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