Increasing sustainable pace
Wednesday, April 9th, 2008
In the last few years, especially in the agile corners of the web, there’s been quite a lot written about the 40 hour workweek, sustainable pace, no overtime, and so on. I agree with most of this stuff and think exhausted developers in the long run do more harm than good. I can’t help to wonder, however, what’s so magical about 40 the hour workweek? Why not 35, 45, or even 55? Just playing safe on 40 seems a waste, if my team can do better.