Lies you're told on a software project

In approximate chronological order:

  • “Sorry I missed stand-up this morning”
  • “I didn’t see that email”
  • “I’ll get back to you shortly”
  • “Sounds easy - should only take a couple of days”
  • “It’s nearly finished”
  • “I didn’t have time to write tests”
  • “We’ll clean this up later” 1
  • “Lessons have been learnt”

  1. Remember: [return]
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