[sf-perl] Slipping deadlines

David Fetter david at fetter.org
Fri Oct 12 10:15:34 PDT 2007

On Fri, Oct 12, 2007 at 10:11:35AM -0700, Neil Heller wrote:
> I've got a question and would like to get peoples' opinions.
> What is to be done if a project has come right up to its deadline
> and some work has not been completed?

Depends.  If it turns out that the person had misrepresented the state
of completion, that's grounds for termination.

> Does this vary by who it is that hasn't completed his work
> (development, testing, etc.)?
> Is meeting a timeline more important than the quality and
> verification of quality of the software?

It frequently is to marketroids, which explains the very sorry state
of a lot of proprietary software and some date-driven FLOSS.

David Fetter <david at fetter.org> http://fetter.org/
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