23 Measure Real Progress
“Please use your time sheets to report your progress. We’ll use these for project planning. Always fill in 40 hours each week, regardless of how much you really worked.”
The passage of time (which is usually way too fast) provides great feedback: what better way to determine whether you’re on schedule than to see how long it’s actually taking you, as opposed to what you had estimated?
Ah, but you say you’re already tracking that, using time sheets. Unfortunately, in most corporations, time sheets are intended for ...