Anyone who builds software for a living knows that life can be like a roller coaster ride with its ups and downs, twists and turns, sometimes spinning you upside down. However, no matter what acronym you follow (e.g. RAD, XP, etc.), itâ€™s all about pacing oneself throughout a given project. In the large, itâ€™s not a sprint, but a marathon. Just take the guy on the left as an example. Heâ€™ll still be around when weâ€™re all feeding daisies.
Update on 5/27/2004: Uncle Bob (i.e. Robert Martin) offers a related post worth reading here.-Craig