of course. but making milestones, especially in a culture reknown
for poor estimation, seems to be a rather minor aspect of producing
quality. and i believe the latter to be far more important, and to
be more difficult to judge, motivate, guide, ...
high quality that misses its market window is very low quality.
shame you missed my words. i did not say time was inconsequential.
i said it was part of quality, but not the most important nor the
hardest to produce in our culture.
the operational part, not the hot air part, of our technology is
becoming reknown for time-to-market crap that is falling over in
production and having massive security problems.
most parts of quality are far harder to measure, to motivate, and
to manage than the milestones. and talk is cheap.