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Discussion on: Why developers are SO sh*t at estimating!

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jeikabu

Back when I was a wee CS student a professor I respect a great deal told us to estimate the time and then just double it. At the time I think a lot of us only half-listened to all these "old guys". Now that I'm approaching old guy status I accept most of what they said. 🤣

That said, there's a reason why many companies/projects don't have precise, external roadmaps as to what's coming when. It's easier for things to slip than predict a hard date. Better to delay than "ship" something not ready.

I'm convinced it's more witchcraft than science, really.

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Luke Garrigan Author

Haha the older you get the more you realise that these old buggers actually made some sense 😄