Or — you’re not a bad developer, you’re a bad estimator; and that’s ok.

Have you ever had it where you’re in the stand-up/sprint planning/by the water cooler (or anywhere really) and a manager or other higher-up are asking you the dreaded question — “how long will that take?”

Office Space Meme. Top Text: If you could give me an update on your estimates. Bottom Text: That would be great.
Office Space Meme

After your heart starts beating again, you might be able to pluck out some numbers, and let them know that whatever you’re working to is going to take “6–8 weeks”, and before you know that time has passed and you’ve not achieved what you wanted.

The first thought we often have…

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