No. #89

Planning Fallacy
- Underestimating Task Completion Time

The planning fallacy is the tendency for people to underestimate how much time is needed to complete a task, leading to overly optimistic timelines in product development and project management.

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Product example

A software development team might set an unrealistic deadline for a new app’s release, leading to stress and rushed work.

Empathy tips


Implement Buffer Times

Incorporate buffer times into project timelines to account for unforeseen delays.


Historical Analysis

Analyze past projects to better estimate future timelines.


Break Tasks Down

Break projects into smaller tasks for more accurate time estimates.


Review and Adjust Timelines

Regularly review and adjust timelines based on project progress.

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