Click here to Skip to main content
14,367,581 members

Welcome to the Lounge

   

For discussing anything related to a software developer's life but is not for programming questions. Got a programming question?

The Lounge is rated Safe For Work. If you're about to post something inappropriate for a shared office environment, then don't post it. No ads, no abuse, and no programming questions. Trolling, (political, climate, religious or whatever) will result in your account being removed.
 
GeneralRe: Estimating software like omelettes Pin
PIEBALDconsult20-Aug-19 15:21
protectorPIEBALDconsult20-Aug-19 15:21 
GeneralRe: Estimating software like omelettes Pin
Jörgen Andersson20-Aug-19 21:02
protectorJörgen Andersson20-Aug-19 21:02 
GeneralRe: Estimating software like omelettes Pin
Jacquers20-Aug-19 22:48
memberJacquers20-Aug-19 22:48 
GeneralRe: Estimating software like omelettes Pin
Stuart Dootson21-Aug-19 0:42
professionalStuart Dootson21-Aug-19 0:42 
GeneralRe: Estimating software like omelettes Pin
Member 1456468221-Aug-19 2:39
memberMember 1456468221-Aug-19 2:39 
GeneralRe: Estimating software like omelettes Pin
Slow Eddie21-Aug-19 2:59
professionalSlow Eddie21-Aug-19 2:59 
GeneralRe: Estimating software like omelettes Pin
raddevus21-Aug-19 3:40
mvaraddevus21-Aug-19 3:40 
GeneralRe: Estimating software like omelettes Pin
Member 1409260521-Aug-19 4:05
memberMember 1409260521-Aug-19 4:05 
You cannot estimate creative work at all. We, the software engineers, only pretend it's possible to avoid the job-risking discussions with patrons. It is all just gut feeling, based on prior experience with similar tasks. The more experience the engineer has, the better the estimation will be.

I think the best way would be to handle it like Scotty in Star Trek: Estimate for yourself first, tell the captain 3 times as much, make it in 2 times as much, and be admired for being the wunderkind. Wink | ;-)
GeneralRe: Estimating software like omelettes Pin
MSBassSinger21-Aug-19 3:34
professionalMSBassSinger21-Aug-19 3:34 
GeneralRe: Estimating software like omelettes Pin
raddevus21-Aug-19 3:42
mvaraddevus21-Aug-19 3:42 
GeneralRe: Estimating software like omelettes Pin
maze321-Aug-19 3:40
professionalmaze321-Aug-19 3:40 
GeneralRe: Estimating software like omelettes Pin
raddevus21-Aug-19 3:45
mvaraddevus21-Aug-19 3:45 
GeneralRe: Estimating software like omelettes Pin
agolddog21-Aug-19 4:04
memberagolddog21-Aug-19 4:04 
GeneralRe: Estimating software like omelettes Pin
raddevus21-Aug-19 4:29
mvaraddevus21-Aug-19 4:29 
GeneralRe: Estimating software like omelettes Pin
Gerry Schmitz21-Aug-19 6:34
mveGerry Schmitz21-Aug-19 6:34 
GeneralWell, that's creative Pin
Marc Clifton20-Aug-19 7:57
protectorMarc Clifton20-Aug-19 7:57 
GeneralRe: Well, that's creative Pin
Mike Hankey20-Aug-19 8:10
professionalMike Hankey20-Aug-19 8:10 
GeneralRe: Well, that's creative Pin
dandy7220-Aug-19 9:39
memberdandy7220-Aug-19 9:39 
GeneralRe: Well, that's creative Pin
  Forogar  20-Aug-19 9:56
professional  Forogar  20-Aug-19 9:56 
GeneralRe: Well, that's creative Pin
Marc Clifton20-Aug-19 12:25
protectorMarc Clifton20-Aug-19 12:25 
GeneralRe: Well, that's creative Pin
dandy7221-Aug-19 3:57
memberdandy7221-Aug-19 3:57 
GeneralRe: Well, that's creative Pin
Sander Rossel20-Aug-19 10:42
professionalSander Rossel20-Aug-19 10:42 
GeneralRe: Well, that's creative Pin
TheGreatAndPowerfulOz20-Aug-19 11:01
memberTheGreatAndPowerfulOz20-Aug-19 11:01 
GeneralRe: Well, that's creative Pin
Rick York20-Aug-19 10:45
mveRick York20-Aug-19 10:45 
GeneralRe: Well, that's creative Pin
TheGreatAndPowerfulOz20-Aug-19 11:01
memberTheGreatAndPowerfulOz20-Aug-19 11:01 

General General    News News    Suggestion Suggestion    Question Question    Bug Bug    Answer Answer    Joke Joke    Praise Praise    Rant Rant    Admin Admin   

Use Ctrl+Left/Right to switch messages, Ctrl+Up/Down to switch threads, Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right to switch pages.