QH: Software Project Output Rates

I was thinking about a few software development projects that I've live through or heard about. It struck me that there rate at which output occurs often "feels slow." We sometimes expect a linear rate of output (blue line below) but we get something else. Below I've illustrated 2 common projects: 1 where it's easier than expected and the other where it was harder than expected. I think the output rate of software projects ends up being similar after a while - since most of the time you get past the really easy or hard stuff. This is just my initial thoughts on this. We'll see how it feels as I live with it over the next while.

Monday, June 02, 2008, 12:00 AM

tagged: charts, projects, softwaredevelopment

series: Quick Hits (38 other posts in this series)