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

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Jorge Castro
  • Customer: We want this modification in 6 months, can you do it? (in fact, he wants for yesterday)
  • IT: We could do it in 8 months.
  • Seller: Nah, we could get it in 4 months, top!.
  • Customer: Ok, let's start.

Finally, the project is delivered in a year.

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Firoz Ansari


The project is actually delivered in 4 months.

  • Customer: But it's a sh*ty deliverable.
  • Seller: It's a sh*ty deliverable.
  • IT: But you asked to deliver 8 months work in 4 months.
  • Seller: Can you fix it?
  • IT: Sure, we should fix it in 4 months.
  • Seller: Nah, we could do it in 1 month
  • Customer: Ok, let's start.
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