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Sunday, 11 September 2016

Estimate Bullying

By Andrevruas - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=37657451

The process by which you are asked to estimate a piece of work and then bullied by various means to back down your estimate.

Usually goes like this;

‎Bill Lumbergh: Hey what's happening? Aahh, now, are you going to go ahead and estimate this piece of work
You: Well, these are a very rough description of task/stories etc. If we roughly estimate those and add them up, this whole thing will take X weeks.
‎Bill Lumbergh: Yeah, that's it. Great. What can we get next week?

If the victim is features, that may be fine. If you are pushed into a total hacking frenzy, the whole thing becomes a bit boring.

Stop bullying

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