LC 8 hard question...

Jerry Jensen jerry at
Mon Feb 29 15:18:44 EST 2016

Eminently quotable! This is why I will not take fixed-price jobs.

> On Feb 29, 2016, at 9:45 AM, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at> wrote:
> * Any projection of ship dates from any one about any software is, ultimately, a form of guesswork.  We have 50 years of ACM literature to back that up, and insightful authors from Fred Brooks to Steven McConnell to explain why this unpredictability persists.  Until when a system ships can we know the ship date.  Prior to that the inevitable unpredictable things that define our universe and the software development tasks we do within it will come into play.  I always try to keep this in mind with all software from all vendors.

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