[Catalyst] "Catalyst - The Definitive Guide" and the "Catalyst Cookbook"

Bill Moseley moseley at hank.org
Fri Dec 23 21:14:00 CET 2005

On Fri, Dec 23, 2005 at 01:57:24PM -0600, Wade.Stuart at fallon.com wrote:
> > Last time I did something it seems like the 80% part took longer than
> > the 20% part.  Almost four times longer, IIRC.
> >
> I think he is saying (which IMHO is almost always true) is that in any
> project about 80 -> 90% of the work is easy and takes little time or
> thought.  The remaining 10 -> 20% is where you get bogged down and hit road
> blocks or tough issues.  I think your response assumes that every portion
> of the project is just as time consuming as every other portion -- I have
> never found that to be the case.

Sorry, I forgot the wink ;)

Just that the 20% part is (longer|bigger|whatever) than the 80% part
is what I was remarking on.

But I do agree, it seems like projects stay in that "almost done" phase
for most of the project's life.

Bill Moseley
moseley at hank.org

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