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May 04, 2010

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ConwayMatt

Nice posting.

This strikes me as very true - and even more than you're letting on here...

We've all seen clients with expectations that progress should be even and steady: half way through the schedule you should be about halfway through the project...right?

This graph shows that even in that modest scenario, there's a huge gap between a red linear line of client expectations and the black sigmoid curve of actual work. That gap looks like slippage to a client who doesn't see the black curve. Might as well show it to them.

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