How long does it take to hire an employee and get them set up with all of the tools that they need? Or how long does it take to get an existing employee assigned to a project? How long does it take to get that project approved? How long does it take to get a logo created for a new product? How long does it take for a contract to get reviewed? How long does it take to get a new server or domain name? How long does it take to get a bug fixed in an internal application? Etc...
All of these processes (and many more) take time. Often it only takes a few minutes of work for someone to actually complete the task, but it can take hours, days, or even months for the work to get started. Sometimes the work is done quickly, but it takes a while to get deployed.
There's something to be said for keeping your workers fully occupied, and running with a large work queue is one way to do that, but there's also something to be said for not making everyone else wait for the work to get started or released.
- AvayaSoftware Engineer, 2012 - present
- ConversiveSoftware Engineer, 2001 - 2012
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