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When costs accelerate non-lineraly, do not delay fixes for efficiency

When the cost of delaying a given fix increases non-linerally with time, avoid trying to batch together tasks. This is somewhat akin to a broken windows model, or simply advocating for not trying to “save” all of your bug fixes for one change. Changes can also interact, adding a geometric growth to the pain and cost



1. Kerr, J. When Costs Are Nonlinear, Keep It Small. Jessitron (2021).

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