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# Why Engineers Cannot Estimate Time

TLDRNo one no matter how experienced or genius they are can claim to know for sure the exact time a software project would take. Over-optimism, Dunning-Kruger effect, pure uncertainty, or just math? Hesham Meneisi offers a statistical approach to explaining bad deadlines in engineering projects.

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OverviewOver-optimism, Dunning-Kruger effect, pure uncertainty, or just math?It’s just math!How we “normally” estimate timeIt’s skewed!1 Comment

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