Joel Spolsky – Capstone projects and time management:
"College students in their final year have about 16 years of experience doing short projects and leaving everything until the last minute.
[…] This might be a neat opportunity to use Scrum.
[…] I’ve been blaming students, here, for lacking the discipline to do term-length projects throughout the term, instead of procrastinating, but of course, the problem is endemic among non-students as well. It’s taken me a while, but I finally learned that long-term deadlines (or no deadlines at all) just don’t work with professional programmers, either: you need a schedule of regular, frequent deliverables to be productive over the long term."