delivery estimates were “sacred commitments”. These estimates were based on inadequate knowledge or specification, other dependencies, or plain optimistic thinking (or telling your manager what he wanted to hear)
I worked at a company where your delivery estimates were “sacred commitments”.
Jeff Lowery

It’s all about CYA. Agile is supposed to be “truthful” about what can be done, what is unknown.. A software team that is a “mule” cannot run like a “race horse”. It’s called Agile “velocity”. Adopting “Agile” doesn’t make a “mule” into a “race horse” overnight. Sadly, the old WaterFall model practices of setting a static, “voodoo” style delivery date still hold in the imaginations and hearts of most program managment. Sigh!. When will they ever learn.

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