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jjones

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Software Schedules and the Parable of the Loaf of Bread
http://blog.slickedit.com/2008/03/software-schedules-and-the-parable-of-the-loaf-of-bread/


As the manager of a development team, software schedules and estimates are frequently on my mind. A couple of my previous blogs covered estimates: The Perfect Estimate and Software Estimates and the Parable of the Cave.

Today, I want to discuss a common problem that occurs after the estimate is delivered. Often, the estimate is considered to be too high and management tells you how long you have to complete the task. Sometimes this is motivated by important business goals. Other times it’s motivated by a manager who wants to look good or has a bonus tied to a delivery date.

Continue reading Software Schedules and the Parable of the Loaf of Bread here: http://blog.slickedit.com/2008/03/software-schedules-and-the-parable-of-the-loaf-of-bread/