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How do you balance between “do it right” and “do it ASAP” in your daily work?

I find myself pondering over this question from time to time, again and again. I want to do things the right way: to write clean, understandable and correct code that is easy to maintain. However, ...
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Can I trust the Basic schedule equation?

I've been reading Steve McConnell's demystifying the black art of estimating book, and he gives an equation for estimating nominal schedule based on Person-months of effort: ScheduleInMonths = 3.0 x ...
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schedule compliance and keeping technical supports and resolving issues

I am an entrepreneur of a small software developer company. The flagship product is developed by myself and my company grew up to 14 people. One of pride is that we've never have to be invested or ...
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Expected sprint completion rate and load in scrum? [closed]

Recently at work there have been increased focus on completion rate and load on the developers in our sprints. With completion rate I mean, if we plan 20 user stories for a sprint, what percentage of ...
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Why is software schedule estimation so hard? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are software schedules so hard to define? I often need to explain to senior management why software estimation is so hard, and why our preliminary estimates are ...
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Why are software schedules so hard to define?

It seems that, in my experience, getting us engineers to accurately estimate and determine tasks to be completed is like pulling teeth. Rather than just giving a swag estimate of 2-3 weeks or 3-6 ...