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Newton's first law integrated into work estimation:

For every simple task there is a complex solution which devs will choose and it will take an infinite amount of time, unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.

where "unbalanced_force" belongs to the set union of ["managers", "POs"] and "anyone else who doesn't even work on that project".

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    Corollary A: An equal and opposite amount of time proportional to the aggregate mass of the unbalanced force will be spent by the members of the unbalanced force in bickering over what constitutes a reasonable amount of time to complete the simple task
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