In freshman Physics, students learn not to report more precision in their answers than can be justified by the facts of the problem. Why are project managers still expected to report bogus completion dates that imply estimating precision that we don’t really have? How long does it take you to go from your front door to… Continue reading The Emptiness of Single Point Estimates
I’ve been beaten up in the “project management” business for over 25 years – and I discovered that there was no good reason for it! I’ve worked on technology development projects my entire career. It didn’t matter if the projects were large or small. Invariably, mid-way through the effort, it became obvious to everyone that we were driving toward unrealistic schedule goals. The options to recover a slipped schedule in the middle are always limited. In most cases, either the schedule… Continue reading Unrealistic Schedules: It doesn’t have to be this way!