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Learn To Estimate?

Item number 50 in “97 Things Every Programmer Should Know” is titled:

Since most schedules magically appear from the heavens without any input from below, why is there a need to learn how to estimate? If, by chance, schedule inputs ARE solicited from those who will do the work, they’re often ignored since heavenly commitments have already been made behind the scenes.

  1. Fishsticks
    August 3, 2011 at 7:41 am

    I wanna be the blue dude. He’s got it made. Can’t start ’till someone else finishes, not responsible for the end. A perfect setup for blame-passing and shirking responsibility.

  2. August 3, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Hah. The BM has it even better, no?

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