I always enjoy the writings of Capers Jones and was pleasantly surprised to see an article in Crosstalk Magazine (which I was also surprised was still published... I recommend it) listing the laws of software engineering. Many of my heros have laws listed in this fascinating article. Of the set of software productivity laws I published Capers chose one "projects that get behind stay behind" to include in the article.
"Galorath’s Seventh Law: Projects that get behind stay behind.
Dan Galorath has a number of other laws, but this one has poignant truth that