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What is the main reason a deadline would not be met?   [Edit]

Survey period: 21 Apr 2008 to 28 Apr 2008

We've all experienced that whooshing sound of a deadline flying past. What's your best excuse? (suggested by Paul Jonathan)

OptionVotes% 
Incomplete (or missing) specs?939.65
Changing specs27728.73
Insufficient budget or resources202.07
A lack of understanding as to the scale of the work involved11011.41
The deadline was decided by marketing rather than R&D12813.28
The developers involved weren't asked how long it would take717.37
The project was interupted by other work or demands13814.32
Plain old bad estimations of how long it would take10210.58

View optional text answers (38 answers)


 
GeneralRe: This is an oldy... Pin
Marc Clifton21-Apr-08 3:14
mvaMarc Clifton21-Apr-08 3:14 
GeneralRe: This is an oldy... Pin
AlexCode21-Apr-08 4:12
professionalAlexCode21-Apr-08 4:12 
GeneralRe: This is an oldy... Pin
Marc Clifton21-Apr-08 6:02
mvaMarc Clifton21-Apr-08 6:02 
GeneralRe: This is an oldy... Pin
AlexCode21-Apr-08 8:02
professionalAlexCode21-Apr-08 8:02 
GeneralBook of specifications Pin
Paul Watson22-Apr-08 1:50
sitebuilderPaul Watson22-Apr-08 1:50 
GeneralRe: Book of specifications Pin
AlexCode22-Apr-08 2:04
professionalAlexCode22-Apr-08 2:04 
GeneralRe: Book of specifications Pin
Paul Watson22-Apr-08 2:24
sitebuilderPaul Watson22-Apr-08 2:24 
GeneralInteruptions all the way Pin
I Record20-Apr-08 23:34
MemberI Record20-Apr-08 23:34 
I'm lucky I get anything done with the amount of other work I have to think about!

You don't have to be mad to code, but it helps.

GeneralChanging specs Pin
Donkey Master20-Apr-08 23:20
MemberDonkey Master20-Apr-08 23:20 
GeneralRe: Changing specs Pin
jhwurmbach21-Apr-08 2:50
Memberjhwurmbach21-Apr-08 2:50 
GeneralThis should really be checkboxes... Pin
Anton Afanasyev20-Apr-08 21:08
MemberAnton Afanasyev20-Apr-08 21:08 
GeneralRe: This should really be checkboxes... Pin
redclover20-Apr-08 22:42
Memberredclover20-Apr-08 22:42 
GeneralChanging Specs has to be the one!!! Pin
parth.p20-Apr-08 19:54
Memberparth.p20-Apr-08 19:54 
GeneralRe: Changing Specs has to be the one!!! Pin
Vasudevan Deepak Kumar20-Apr-08 20:11
MemberVasudevan Deepak Kumar20-Apr-08 20:11 
GeneralRe: Changing Specs has to be the one!!! Pin
Yusuf21-Apr-08 4:54
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GeneralRe: Changing Specs has to be the one!!! Pin
Hornwood50920-Apr-08 22:43
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GeneralRe: Changing Specs has to be the one!!! Pin
jhwurmbach21-Apr-08 2:53
Memberjhwurmbach21-Apr-08 2:53 
GeneralRe: Changing Specs has to be the one!!! Pin
Herl the Pearl21-Apr-08 4:26
MemberHerl the Pearl21-Apr-08 4:26 
GeneralRe: Changing Specs has to be the one!!! Pin
JasonCordes21-Apr-08 5:05
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GeneralRe: Changing Specs has to be the one!!! Pin
BadKarma21-Apr-08 5:19
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GeneralRe: Changing Specs has to be the one!!! Pin
JasonCordes21-Apr-08 5:47
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JokeRe: Changing Specs has to be the one!!! Pin
BadKarma21-Apr-08 21:24
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