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Sunday, March 07, 2004

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I saw this because in a moment of total despair, I typed "Is it crazy to be a developer and a project manager at the same time?"

I am managing 8 projects, where I am a developer on a few of them, but also managing some other people and some offshore resources. At a time. I'm not sure how it happened. But it's a total nightmare.

At least when I read your blog entry here I realized that I wasn't cracking up any more than any person would crack up after six months in this situation.

I can't believe I missed this post! :-)

Excellent point.

I wish I had a dollar for everyone that thought I was crazy for saying a resource should never be assigned at 100%! LOL

bk

Multi-tasking merely multiplies the time it takes to get hand-offs handed off. Every project that is impacted by multi-tasking is probably taking a lot longer than necessary to get to the "ringing cash register" at its end.

And even without multi-tasking, high resource utilization...

http://www.focusedperformance.com/2004_03_01_blarch.html#107849523561824617

...also has the same effect, thanks to the fact that Murphy's Law has not yet been repealed and the higher the utilization, the longer it'll take to catch up from problems.

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