Saturday, March 20, 2010

NCAA Wrestling Championships + ESPN Hi-Def == great television.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Estimation and planning

A 2008 survey of 500 software practitioners found that four of the top five “Most Damaging Classic Mistakes Overall” in software development are directly related to project estimation and planning. Each mistake was rated as having a severe and serious impact to projects in which the mistakes occur. In order of frequency and severity, these four mistakes are:

1. Unrealistic expectations
2. Overly optimistic schedules
4. Wishful thinking
5. Confusing estimates with targets