The other way I’ve described this phenomenon is something like: software development on academic time. In academic time, there’s rarely a deadline, nor a reason to complete a project. This can drag out any project, and especially software development/educational technology projects indefinitely. I’ve worked hard over the last 15 years to keep from doing this, and hope to continue doing so. It’s a definite challenge.
(Title from: http://getorganized.franklinplanner.com/node/1080 Academic Time vs. Real Time