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Jan 8, 2013
I also remember on one of the star trek movies when Scottie asked for 1 month and the Admiral gave him 2. The work was not done. And the excuse was:

"You gave me too much time."
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Jan 8, 2013
That's the fine art of emgineering: One striking sentence, demonstrating foresight and irony with the same words.

@ mcbure
>> I suspect top management for putting us middle ones into time troubles
>> on purpose... Just to know how we can handle it. So we have evolved :)

Then congrats to your top management. At least, "training" is quite close to a useful purpose.

The top management I experienced (=survived) created situations like that for reasons like stupidity, ignorance, carelessness, to cover mistakes of their own, a change of mind for no special reason (or maybe, because the wife said something during breakfast), or to bring people under pressure for easier control, easier handling and/or easier salary negotiation.
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Jan 8, 2013
He said it to Geordie LaForge in the TNG episode Relics on how to keep your captain happy.

I think Kirk caught him on it once, probably in one of the films. "It will take two hours to fix, but I'll have it done in an hour"
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Jan 8, 2013
I remember Scotty once explained the same idea that Wize did here. Was it in one of the old Trek movies? I want to say it was.
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Jan 8, 2013
ccdesan: well, I think it mostly depends on project management and sales dept interventions...
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