“When you treat estimates as promises instead of guesses, you bind your worth as a worker to it. If you do not meet your own deadline, you are a failure. And since nobody likes to be a failure, they’ll indulge in risky behavior to avoid it, like burning the midnight oil and checking in bad code with scanty or no tests.”
David Heinemeier Hansson, It’s not a promise, it’s a guess

posted by Jason Lynes on Wednesday, Feb 03, 2010
tagged with design, software, agile