I'm beginning to think that we have this backwards. In a group where
long term projects are the rule perhaps we should be looking at the
quickest completion time for a project although the same questions
apply. I have one that had a hard deadline of Christmas Eve and was
completed in two days. But then that was several years after my wife
showed me the broken sewing stiletto and I made the mistake of saying
"sure I can make something better".
So perhaps that doesn't count.