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Re^4: Programmers Nostrums

by cdarke (Prior)
on Dec 11, 2009 at 11:27 UTC ( #812358=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Programmers Nostrums
in thread Programmers Nostrums

Around 25 years ago a project manager guru (books, seminars, the lot) gave me this advice: "multiply all your estimates by pi." Not only will things take, cost, and size, over three times what you thought, but the resulting numbers look far more impressive. "It'll take 3.142 weeks" looks like you took more time and effort over that calculation than "It'll take a week".