[erlang-questions] Software Estimation and Progress Tracking

Jesper Louis Andersen <>
Thu Sep 19 12:22:17 CEST 2013


On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 12:19 PM, Ulf Wiger <> wrote:

> Yes, but in my experience, this is how most research funding is determined
> as well: "We estimate that we will invent X in month 47 of the project,
> after which we will discover Y based on X in month 64, having spent N
> number of man-months in the process."


Indeed.

Which is why researchers do the research first and put it in a drawer. Then
go seek the funding for the research. Thus they hit a 100% success rate,
which is impressive. And it makes it consistent so they will get more
funding for more research.
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