[Oberon] FPGA - OberonV4 Dialogs

Skulski, Wojciech skulski at pas.rochester.edu
Sun Dec 16 02:15:16 CET 2018


I heard a rule of thumb from a professional engineer "multiply your worst expectations by pi and you will be about right". I think it is realistic. I can add, based on my experience "if students or interns are involved, then multiply by pi squared". Inexperienced workers work slower. Note that interns are the most likely candidates for testers. 

It is not a wet blanket. It is experience. 

From: Oberon [oberon-bounces at lists.inf.ethz.ch] on behalf of Chris Burrows [chris at cfbsoftware.com]
Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2018 6:28 PM
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Subject: Re: [Oberon] FPGA - OberonV4 Dialogs

An estimate 'excluding testing' can lead to false expectations. Optimistic estimations are a common failing of software developers. Just like gamblers they only remember past wins and conveniently forget about the losses. One statement I hear all the time is 'I've just got one more bug to fix and then it will be finished'.

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