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hardfault156035dIt’s never small
10011011116735d"A dev intern can do the job in 2 months" => takes 4 dev resources 9 months to do
EmberQuill183435d"A small and easy change? Great! That means you should be able to do it yourself since you know exactly how simple of a task it is!"
Doctor: "OK, I don't want to worry you, but we're seeing a dark spot here in your brain which is very likely to be a malignant tumor"
Product Manager: "Haha yeah that explains why I don't smell anything and keep drooling. But that tumor looks tiny.... should only be a small and easy operation. Could you cut it out of my brain before 3pm, that's when I have a meeting with our biggest client"
Doctor: "OK, I don't think you're understanding the gravity of the situation, we can't just start cutting there, it's very close to your corpus callosum. This might take months of chemo..."
PM: "Ugh, you're always over complicating things with your technical jargon. It doesn't have to be perfect right now, just make it a minimum viable product! We can run A/B testing to see if it works." -- "Oh... and btw, Bob from sales took CPR in high school and he's been doing online courses on DocAcademy, I'll just ask him to cut this thing out of my brain during lunch"
as a developer, i learned to reply to these kinds of sentences with "yes it SHOULD, but most likely it won't be"