In Russian Internet, a time-management approach known as Progressive JPEG Method is often mentioned. This method is usually attributed to Russian designer Artemy Lebedev, who wrote the article about it back in 2010. The main point of the approach is that a project should be “100% complete at any given moment, although it might be only 4% detailed”, and JPEG is just an expressive metaphor illustrating this statement. (The concept of a “purple cow” is likewise not about animal husbandry, and the “invisible gorilla” principle is not about gorillas.)
It is also claimed that the approach was probably not invented or popularized by Lebedev; although he has attached the name “Progressive JPEG” to it, the method itself might have been known and used in the world before Lebedev’s article. But I didn’t found any references to something similar in business literature written in English.
Please help me to find out whether such management practice has ever been introduced by non-Russian sources—perharps under another established name or without a particular name at all. I wish to avoid a common failure of my countrymen who try to address the worldwide audience, but use their homemade names for well-known business concepts or methodologies.