Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

A metaphor that every manager who comes near software should read

Bob, one of my co-workers, just forwarded me this article on "Why are software development task estimations regularly off by a factor of 2 or 3?" It's an extended but delightfully on-target metaphor, matching the reality of programming in almost every detail.

If you are involved with software in any way, and don't understand what this metaphor is talking about, I encourage you to sit down with your programmer friends -- most can explain in graphic detail (complete with war stories) why it is so right...
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