On my inability to finish things in finite time

The Planning Fallacy, project over-runs, and amelioration strategies, and pathologies of queueing theory

Hofstader’s Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s law

There are some handy keywords to find citations for here: This Is Why Your Projects Always Take Longer Than You Expect.

To, appropriately enough, be continued later.