2008RE: [scrumdevelopment] What's wrong with tracking estimates vs. actuals?
- Oct 12 1:45 PMSteve,
You are defining what bad managers do - managers who
don't know what management "is" and probably have
never been trained as proper managers.
For the rest of us good managers - we just tune you
--- Steven Gordon <sagordon@...> wrote:
The main difference is whose position is being
<Rant mode on>
It bothers me that projects which reduce how much
labor it takes to do production will lead to
reductions in force, but projects that reduce how much
management is required just leads to managers with
time on their hands.
And managers with time on their hands leads to
micromanagement activities like tracking estimates vs.
actuals in a process where the metric is not highly
correlated to success. Next, they will try to weigh
the process down with collecting even more metrics
that are not success factors, and start applying
6-sigma optimizations on them. Will anybody notice
that these measured metrics will improve, but actual
productivity and true successes will decrease?
Probably not, because they will define productivity
and success in terms of the metrics they are
collecting and analyzing.
<Rant mode off>
Sorry if I offended any managers here.
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