super quick tip: lie, it will save you.May 23, 2007
So you get a new project to do from the boss (or a side project) and they ask you how long it will take. You figure (depending on the project of course) that it will take you two weeks to complete.
Just because this number sounds good in your head doesn’t really mean that it will be done in two weeks. Always add more time to the time you come up with!! If you think it will take two weeks, you say it will take four. Add whatever time you need to, but just make it believable. Poop happens and you don’t want to become the diaper that has to hold it. I’m sure your clients will be much happier if you get it done before the time you originally said. You look good, they are happy, and no one gets hurt.