How To Waste Estimations
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We like numbers because of their symbolic simplicity. In other words, we get them. They give us certainty, and therefore confidence.
Which sounds more trustworthy: It will take 5 months or It will take between 4 to 6 months?
The first one sounds more confident, and therefore we trust it more. After all, why dont you give me a simple number, if youre not really sure…