1998RE: What's wrong with tracking estimates vs. actuals?
- Oct 10, 2003Thanks to everyone who replied on estimates vs. actuals. The best thing for
me was seeing the diversity of opinion on it, which helped me realize we can
just be pragmatic. Both Jeff's and Ron's reply of "why not give them what
they want if it doesn't cost you anything" (my paraphrase) seems applicable
to our situation. For me this is part of learning to distinguish the
essential stuff from the secondary stuff (which can just flex).
I remain perplexed about exactly what people think they're going to get out
of such numbers. Maybe my problem is that word "exactly". Maybe they just
have a fuzzy idea of what they think they'll get... something vague but
comforting, like "more control".
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