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PappyHans24310dThis is the reason its called estimate :)
Root5586910dThere are ways to get better and more accurate at them, but time estimations are very difficult 😋 Don't feel bad.
asgs665510dGuesses are not easy to get. Add some buffer period to your ballpark and be done with it
duckWit600810dDeadlines are dumb.
If it's to gauge work effort, then fine, as long as everyone gets an update on said deadline after each workday understanding that it's completely fluid and that it will shift over and over again as more discoveries are made along the way. The problem is that too many people will take that first estimate as concrete gospel. That's when they become stupid.
Furthermore, if a deadline is allowed to shift and be fluid, why do we call them deadlines because that's not what a deadline is at all.
In conclusion: Deadlines are dumb.