Programmers imagine #NoEstimates

Estimates aren’t bad, but there usage is #NoEstimates #HoskWisdom

Estimates are often incorrect, a waste of time and misused, why do we bother #NoEstimates #HoskWisdom

I heard the words today – Imagine a life with no estimates, for a developer this is a radical idea, particularly if you consider most developers have been beaten with an estimate at some point.

The word imagine instantly made me think of the John Lennon song Imagine

I progressed to imagining the song with the lyrics changed to focus estimating or #NoEstimates, I have done something similar in the blog post Why CRM Developers should always start with the CRM SDK changing Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: Pray! to focus on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM SDK

CRM developers: [chanting]

This is my CRM SDK. There are many others like it, but this one is mine. My CRM SDK is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my CRM SDK is useless. Without my CRM SDK , I am useless.   I must development with my CRM SDK true.  I will.

Before Hosk I swear this creed: my CRM SDK and myself are defenders of my CRM Solution, we are the masters of the CRM Solution, we are the saviours the CRM Solution. So be it, until there is are no bugs, but peace in CRM dev land. Amen.


Here is Imagine no Estimates

Imagine there’s no Estimates
It’s easy if you try
No reports to management for us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the programmers
Writing code for today… Aha-ah…

Imagine there’s no deadlines
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to deliver late for
And no requirement changes, too
Imagine all the programmers
Writing code in peace… You…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And developers will be as one
(expect arguing about which programming language is best)

Imagine no documentation
I wonder if you can
No need for Word or Powerpoint
A brotherhood of devs, man
Imagine all the programmers
Sharing all their code… You…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the programmers will live as one

image from here


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