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Quotes of the week

Quotes of the week

Posted Oct 8, 2012 7:21 UTC (Mon) by filipjoelsson (guest, #2622)
In reply to: Quotes of the week by dlang
Parent article: Quotes of the week

I think the "90% done" is related to the arcane maths that apply to programming projects. In my experience, when I'm 95% done - I have about half of the work left to do. So if I get help when I'm around the subjective 90% mark, I will still have the usability stuff left to do. Isn't that where you can't depend on one person's vision anymore?

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Quotes of the week

Posted Oct 10, 2012 0:34 UTC (Wed) by dgm (subscriber, #49227) [Link]

Not only the usability stuff. In my experience, the amount of work I can foresee when starting a project is just a fraction of the real amount of work needed. Sometimes the unforeseeable work can take several times what I predicted. I would be tempted to say that the 80/20 rule fits almost right. That would make Miguel's 90% about 18% of the real work.

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