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About Jeremy Miller

Jeremy is the Chief Software Architect at Dovetail Software, the coolest ISV in Austin. Jeremy began his IT career writing "Shadow IT" applications to automate his engineering documentation, then wandered into software development because it looked like more fun. Jeremy is the author of the open source StructureMap tool for Dependency Injection with .Net, StoryTeller for supercharged acceptance testing in .Net, and one of the principal developers behind FubuMVC. Jeremy's thoughts on all things software can be found at The Shade Tree Developer at http://codebetter.com/jeremymiller.
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  • http://codebetter.com/blogs/jeremy.miller Jeremy D. Miller

    When I was an engineer my lead was adamant that we keep our “Performance Factor” at exactly 95% so that we would still look good by being faster than expected but not lead Project Controls to reduce the estimated manhours for the workstream. I got a whole bunch of overtime to come in and code up Matlab routines that nobody ended up using just to sandbag our hours a little bit.

  • http://www.chadmyers.com/Blog cmyers

    In my experience, the manager would either a.) Hold the ENTIRE TEAM to that standard (not just the new guy), -OR- b.) secretly start funneling all projects to this guy thinking that the rest of us are just lightweights. A few weeks later when all his stuff is failing and having perf problems, they ask us to come in and ‘fix it, but don’t rewrite it’ and the cycle of idiocy continues.

    But I’m not bitter.