On My Way to RailsConf 2014 to Talk About Unreasonable Estimates and Improbable Goals

Adam Sanderson | April 21, 2014

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RailsConf 2014 is right around the corner, and I couldn’t be more excited.  I’m packing my bags for Chicago to see and hear from some of the Rails community’s finest.  Well, that and to sample as much deep dish pizza as possible.


RailsConf (April 22 – 25) happens to be the largest gathering of Ruby on Rails developers in the world, so it’s a great opportunity to meet with folks from all over the globe.

Adam SandersonThis is my second year presenting. I’ll be talking about the part of a software developer’s job that you might have wished you learned in school and is not about writing code. The talk (Friday, April 25, 1:30 p.m.), Unreasonable Estimates and Improbable Goals, highlights a topic near and dear to us at LiquidPlanner—estimating in ranges.  Along the way I’ll also be talking about some of the more nefarious Dark Arts used to trick us into agreeing to impossible scenarios that negatively impact our work productivity—such as estimation bargaining, ego manipulation and crunch time.

So get in touch (@adamsanderson) if you’re going to RailsConf, or if you just happen to be in Chicago and want to know a little more about how our online project management software LiquidPlanner is built.