Truth and project time estimates

Geeks are devoted to Truth, with a capital T. The question 'When will it be done?' feels like a request to lie.

By Paul Glen, Computerworld |  IT Management, insider, project management

"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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Originally published on Computerworld |  Click here to read the original story.
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