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Parkinson's Law of Triviality - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia -
2012-11-20 18:06:33 GMT
"Parkinson's law of triviality, also known as bikeshedding or the bicycle-shed example, is C. Northcote Parkinson's 1957 argument that organizations give disproportionate weight to trivial issues. Parkinson demonstrated this by contrasting the triviality of the cost of building a bike shed in contrast to an atomic reactor. The law has been applied to software development and other activities, and is known as the "the 'colour of the bike shed' effect"."
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