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Working under Pressure | Posters



Brooks’ Law

Adding people to a late project makes it later.

Murphy’s Law of Thermodynamics

Things get worse under pressure.

Bove’s theorem

The remaining work increases as the deadline approaches.

Meskimen’s Law

There is never enough time to do it right, but time can always be found to do it all again.

Deadline Dan’s Theory

Every task takes twice as long as you think it will take.

But if you double the time you think it will take, it will actually take 4 times as long.

Desperate Dan’s Lament

The higher the higher ups are who come to see your demonstration, the lower your chance of giving a successful one.

Depressed Dan’s Observation

Deadlines arrive just after you plan your vacation.

Nixon’s Theorem

The man who can smile when things go wrong has already thought of someone he can blame it on.