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Monday, November 23, 2009

Project, time estimates, lead time and newbies

I had a project today. To put together three BILLY 40cm wide book shelfs.

Interesting, since it was some time I did that. The time to put the first one together was
one hour or so. Why?

Because it was a long time I did it, they changed the mounting method (new kind of screws)
and I was unsure where my tools were.

The two following shelfs did go well. But, as always, when you think that you know something you are starting to make mistakes. Not hard mistakes, but mistakes. In my case one visible, but luckily it will be facing a wall or another BILLY. So, no harm done.

The other mistake was during the mounting of the shelf. Or the integration test you could say :-)

So...the bearing on IT projects is obvious, at least to me. On FACEBOOK a friend of mine who often runs projects wrote after the first one "so, the other two are ready now?". Of course...he is a project manager...what can he write? :-)

1 comment:

sLars said...

Ah, yes, time estimates. I had one "one two before lunch and one after, or the opposite". Totally make three during the day.

Goal achieved...but not as expected.