Increasing Sustainable Pace
- During a discussion with my boss, I started really thinking about
sustainable pace. What is it, and why do people (or is it just me?)
assume it corresponds to a 40 hour work week? Why not 35, 45, or even
55? Just playing safe on 40 seems a waste, if I and my team can do better.
I put my thoughts into a blog post. Feel free to read and comment.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Joseph Little"
> Within your post is a great idea: that we should never be satisfiedThanks for noticing. ;-) That was the main thought I had when I wrote
> with what we have accomplished. And should always be looking at
> ways to get better.
the blog post as well. Unfortunately, however, I don't think it came
across all too well.
> However, in my view you are stuck on one mode of measurement that isI believe you are right (as are most others who've commented in this
> not terribly relevant: number of hours worked.
thread). Number of hours isn't *the* best metric. It's unclear if it
is good metric at all. Anyhow, it's the wrong place to start.
> There are lots of associated issues (technical debt, motivation,It is those associated issues I was hoping to discuss here. As I wrote
> etc), but that's too much for a post here.
in the article, I believe motivation and discipline are two of the
main factors in this equation. In retrospect, I regret mentioning
working hours. I believe the main idea is very much valid without a
specific reference to hours.