Dead-End Heroes

March 10, 2010 | 0 Minute Read
This post was originally posted on my old blog.

376591423_c0b3889fc6.jpg Apart from the wonderful scottish accent there was one train of thought that particularly caught my interest in SE-Radio Episode 156: Kanban with David Anderson:

Estimation is a choice! Estimates lead to commitments that drive a dysfunction that is undesirable:

Estimates lead to setting an artificial target and forcing people to meet that. That tends to drive heroic behavior. [...] When people act heroically they stop improving [...] and they stop learning.
- David Anderson, SE Radio #156 follow me on twitter, I need some friends :-)