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Why Crunch Mode Doesn’t Work: 40-hour week is king

Wednesday, June 1st, 2005

Sidney Chapman proposed the following model to quantify the lost productivity due to overwork:

Interpreted simply, the graph tells us that the productivity “P” decreases as the length of the working day increases. Surprisingly, after reaching an inflection point “b”, negative productivity kicks in. No wonder, more bugs are introduced in a relatively healthy code to address last-minute fixes.
IGDA analyzes the pitfalls of the crunch, and why it should be avoided.
Things to do today:
1. Leave for home at 5p
2. Drive at 55 MPH
3. Re-run the Swades CD
4. Take the kids to Tidelands trail, again