Re: Is there a standard to aspire to?
"It always amazes me how certain types of management always think that timing is everything - so they'll happily release utter crap, so long as it releases on time. I've yet to meet a customer who's been pleased to accept a steaming pile of turds on the appointed day..."
Then again, that may be considered preferred to not having anything at all on the deadline. As they say, 10% of something is better than 100% of nothing. Plus, one has to figure competition into the equation. If the competition plans to release a competing product around the same time, then the deadline becomes hard because, in many cases, first in wins as people grab the first product to meet their needs. Once that happens, the market disappears and a miss is as good as a mile.