Friday, September 11, 2009

Contact Me: Experiences With Joel-Style Scheduling?

Let me know if you've used this. I like the idea but I've noticed a possible flaw. The same task can take much, much longer if you're working with a severely fucked legacy code base. Say you work at a company with multiple projects; some code bases are great, some OK, some fucked, and some severely fucked. It appears that doing Joel's Monte Carlo analysis with company-wide data will give you less accurate info than doing that same analysis with project-specific data.