Quantifying Development Time

It’s impossible! Well it’s certainly really really hard. Coding is not a precise art or science; turning out code, solving problems, getting in the zone and focussed all are matters that take an unspecified amount of time, accounting for ones time in an hourly fashion is a burden most unfair to impose on the developer.

This is something I have always wrestled with but this post backs up my concerns and frustrations on the issue:

Why hourly time tracking doesn’t work for software

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