Researchers have discovered a much faster way to learn new skills

2016-02-12 Christopher Ingraham

If you’re trying to improve your golf swing or master that tricky guitar chord progression, here’s some good news from researchers at Johns Hopkins University: You may be able to double how quickly you learn skills like these by introducing subtle variations into your practice routine.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/02/12/how-to-learn-new-skills-twice-as-fast/

Why software projects take longer than you think – a statistical model

2019-04-15 Erik Bernhardsson

Anyone who built software for a while knows that estimating how long something is going to take is hard. It’s hard to come up with an unbiased estimate of how long something will take, when fundamentally the work in itself is about solving something. One pet theory I’ve had for a really long time, is that some of this is really just a statistical artifact.

https://erikbern.com/2019/04/15/why-software-projects-take-longer-than-you-think-a-statistical-model.html