First do it, then do it right, then do it fast.
It's better to wait for a productive programmer to become available than it is to wait for the first available programmer to become productive.
Software Project Survival Guide by Steve C McConnell
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A 2% reduction in defects is usually accompanied by a 10% increase in productivity.
Nine people can't make a baby in a month.
90% of the functionality delivered now is better than 100% delivered never.
What one programmer can do in one month, two programmers can do in two months.
There is no single development, in either technology or management technique, which by itself promises even one order-of-magnitude improvement within a decade in productivity, in reliability, in simplicity.
Write code every day.
Talk is cheap. Show me the code.
The code you write makes you a programmer. The code you delete makes you a good one. The code you don't have to write makes you a great one.