Recently the correlation between seeking the best gasoline prices and software project overspending collided for me. On one hand, IT projects will easily outspend their budgets, and on the other hand, in our private lives, we are doing all we can to save pennies in our personal budgets.
From time to time I have found myself pondering whether to drive the extra 5 miles out of my way in order to beat the system and enjoy the best gasoline price in my area. I don’t believe I am alone in this quest as evidenced by the websites that publish the lowest gas prices within a certain radius. Typically the competing stations have very small differences between their prices. If I play my cards right, I may be able to save a total of $.50 - $.75 for a fill up. In almost all other walks of life $.75 is not even worth a second thought.