Despite email, despite text messages, despite JIRA or even Slack, we still can’t make late project go faster by adding more people. These tools have compounded the problem. It’s easier than ever for bosses to reach their employees at any time and for team members to contact each other over any problem no matter how large or or how small.
How often has your team broken Brooks’s Law? Not in the physics sense but in the legislative one. The fines will only accumulate.
When did you opt into the nagging of all those little red dots on your phone, anyway?