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industrial C++ developer


Aug
31
comment Should a developer accept a workload estimation done by a Excel macro?
That manager excepted that if you start doing the test, it finishes in the estimated time. As soon as you start the estimate become a commitment, it shouldn't. (that's some management magic)
Aug
31
comment Should a developer accept a workload estimation done by a Excel macro?
Here the problem was these estimations were directly move in the customer's invoice. Why some managers keep calling it estimates ?
Aug
31
comment Should a developer accept a workload estimation done by a Excel macro?
The Excel output is an (automatic) estimate of time each sub part of the test will cost in time.
Aug
31
comment Should a developer accept a workload estimation done by a Excel macro?
As long as there is a review. I this particular example there were none.
Aug
31
comment Should a developer accept a workload estimation done by a Excel macro?
I agree this method can/could be used as long as there is a dialog between actors of the project.
Aug
31
comment Should a developer accept a workload estimation done by a Excel macro?
This practice is far far awaty from Agile
Aug
31
comment Should a developer accept a workload estimation done by a Excel macro?
I think using this method the final tester don't see/test the big picture.
Aug
31
comment Should a developer accept a workload estimation done by a Excel macro?
The tests are sliced in sub-sub-parts (almost atomic) and one gets a small estimation.
Aug
31
comment Should a developer accept a workload estimation done by a Excel macro?
and yes in this situation are the tests trustworthy?
Aug
31
comment Should a developer accept a workload estimation done by a Excel macro?
The time estimated for each sub-parts of the test by the macro is unalterable. My friend was supposed to accept the estimations as they were.