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December 22, 2003

40% Overhead to Work on Multiple Projects

According to this Software Development article, if you are trying to work on three projects, 40% of your time is wasted on non-task activities. The article suggests that it takes a more time than we think to switch contexts. That overhead is more than I would have ever guessed. This is a good article to have on hand for those times when I've got 20 things on my plate.

Posted by mike at December 22, 2003 6:12 PM