Phil Hack has listed 19 Eponymous Laws of Software Development.  Notice number three…



July 8, 2007

Where did this name come from…

The Pareto principle or better known as the 80-20 rule states that 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. I have often stated in my IT Project Management class that I not only think this is incredibly important for project managers, but equally important as a rule in everyday life.

Since I plan on using this blog as a teaching aid (exactly how I am not sure) and knowledge base for the class it was fitting to name it after this rule. I have made countless students suffer through repeated attempts to convey how important I believe this rule is and how useful it can be to making us more effective project managers. So named this blog after the principle. By the way, “Pareto” is used so we got the long version.

Because I spend my entire day as a Java developer the blog will slip into the world of Java and Java projects.  But for the real Java stuff from me look here.