Paul Glen: Truth and project time estimates

Geeks are devoted to Truth, with a capital <i>T</i>. The question &#39;When will it be done?&#39; feels like a request to lie.
  • (Computerworld (US))
  • 13 June, 2012 18:32

" When will this be done?"

Geeks hate this question. It's nearly impossible to answer. Our experience has shown us that no one can really know when a project will be done until it's done.

But non-geeks need to know. They have to plan for everything from revenue to hiring to marketing to production, and timing of the availability of the technology is a critical constraint.

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