Actual work conversation

From a meeting early in the life of a project…

PROJECT MANAGER: So, Price, how many hours do you estimate it will take to get the documentation done for this project?

ME: I have no idea. We haven’t discussed documentation at all up to this point. I don’t know what you want, who will use it, or what form it should take. I can’t give you an estimate until I know what I’m going to be creating.

PROJECT MANAGER: (brief pause) So… how many hours do you think that will take?

One Response to “Actual work conversation”

  1. Jessie Says:

    Maybe the words you used were too complex for the project mgr to understand. Yikes!

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