Estimates are Evil!

A young man was bitten by a pitbull when he was 10.  Ever since then every time he has noticed a pitbull it is barking, snarling and threatening to him.  He is now 35.  He believes that pitbull’s are a vicious breed and that they should not be family pets.

Many developers feel the same way about estimates.  At one time they worked for a company that abused them with estimates.  Ever since then they see all the attributes of estimation as evil and avoid them at all cost.  Now they believe that estimates are a vicious breed and should not be used in development ever.

Estimates like pitbulls can be deadly, but not all estimates or pitbulls are evil.  Be careful when using absolutes.