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Re: [scrumdevelopment] Re: Status Reporting, scheduling & estimation inScrum

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  • George Dinwiddie
    Hi, Mark, ... I like to say, the schedule is ahead of reality. I think it puts things in the proper perspective. - George -- ... * George Dinwiddie *
    Message 1 of 24 , Jun 1, 2010
      Hi, Mark,

      woynam wrote:
      > My first suggestion is to stop saying that your project is late. I'm
      > guessing that the project is probably where it should be, and the
      > initial estimate was too optimistic.
      >
      > See, by saying that the project is late you're buying into the myth
      > that one can accurately predict the future. If the project is "behind
      > schedule", it must be the fault of the team, as the plan says we're
      > supposed to be done, and the plan can't be wrong, now can it?

      I like to say, "the schedule is ahead of reality." I think it puts
      things in the proper perspective.

      - George

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    • woynam
      Nice! :-)
      Message 2 of 24 , Jun 2, 2010
        Nice! :-)


        --- In scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com, George Dinwiddie <lists@...> wrote:
        >
        > Hi, Mark,
        >
        > woynam wrote:
        > > My first suggestion is to stop saying that your project is late. I'm
        > > guessing that the project is probably where it should be, and the
        > > initial estimate was too optimistic.
        > >
        > > See, by saying that the project is late you're buying into the myth
        > > that one can accurately predict the future. If the project is "behind
        > > schedule", it must be the fault of the team, as the plan says we're
        > > supposed to be done, and the plan can't be wrong, now can it?
        >
        > I like to say, "the schedule is ahead of reality." I think it puts
        > things in the proper perspective.
        >
        > - George
        >
        > --
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        > * George Dinwiddie * http://blog.gdinwiddie.com
        > Software Development http://www.idiacomputing.com
        > Consultant and Coach http://www.agilemaryland.org
        > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
        >
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