When I ask a developer where they are at in their work, I’m not looking for the rosy picture, the hopeful optimist or any other unicorn answer.
I’m asking for where they think they are and what they have left to do.
To be honest, I’d rather they lean to the side of being a little more realistic (or if you want to call that negative).
Why do I want this?
So I can provide them the insulation they need to get the job done that they need to do and that I trust them to do.
Straight, simple, direct answers will have me in front of you with a shield ever single time.