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"Lying about complexity of architecture decisions to ensure team gets the actual time they need"
Sure you do, buddy.
@telephantasm No i've really had to start doing this lately. We have this meeting where we discuss estimates. After we give our estimates they then tell us "Oh but we already told the VP it will be done by the 12th, it didn't seem that complex".
Then they start "oh surely we can take 2 days off here and 3 days here .... there we go, were ready for the 12th". I'll then say no and a big argument lasting weeks will ensue.
To make everything easier and quicker, I just tack on a few weeks, knowing they will try to reduce it. I'll throw a bit of a "I dunno, sounds too tight" but eventually agree with them. If its way off, then they try to de-scope for push it back, because now these "super critical, must ship by the 12th" features are suddenly fine to wait until next month. They are happy thinking they've won, team are happy they get the time they need.
I actually like my product owner..
@smb26 see I thought that too, until I got into the shoes of the dev manager. Now I’ve realized the program lead is the enemy.
See, he does ... *reading @Fabian’s comment* ... nothing useful with regards to work. All he has, is reporting to his bosses that everything got done on time and works.
matste6923yTitle: Chief Technology Officer
- Technical, long ago
- Doesn’t like the coding part of programming
- Reports directly to the CEO.
- Acts as the geeky, smart guy when meeting with the clients.
- Decides about tabs vs spaces.
- Works on a plan to announce in 2022 how our Java shop will allow Kotlin in the stack by 2024.
Brolls32553yOh god, this was so spot on for so many of my roles, especially the product owner one.
The PO on a team I worked with was so beyond untechnical, yet he was in charge of core decisions and scheduling, it was so mental.
Smarmy little bastard too, the number of times I’ve dreamt of smashing his face in is too high for civilised society.
He was basically Tom Haverford from parks and rec but with none of the good qualities.