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% complete is a useless measure

At least when it comes to software development. Rather use "tasks/units of work left to do". Geek and poke sum it up nicely:
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Posted by on 08 February 2010 | Comments (2) | categories: Software


  1. posted by Tony Palmer on Monday 08 February 2010 AD:
    100% complete, depends on your definition of done.

    100% coded, or 100% Coded, Tested and Documented. The different perspectives in projects and what that means can cause havoc in managing the triangle of Schedule, Cost and Scope.

    BTW, Alistair Cockburn, is one of the leading Agile luminaries, for those yet to investigate agile. It's well worth reading his books if you are looking for a different approach.

    Glad to see I'm not the only one interested in agile techniques.

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  2. posted by Stephan H. Wissel on Monday 08 February 2010 AD:
    @Tony. Yep - Alistair seems to be a really nice guy. He even re-used this one:

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