Dilbert says, "I didn't have any accuratenumbers so I just made up this one." Dilbert says, "Studies have shown that accuratenumbers aren't any more useful than the ones we make up." The Boss says, "How many studies showed that?" Dilbert says, "Eighty-seven."
Dilbert says to a coworker, "Is this numberaccurate? It seems low." The coworker responds, "Why are you attacking me? Stop attacking me!" Dilbert says, "I think the number is too low." The coworker replies, "It's too late to apologize. Now I hate your guts."
"From now on, twenty percent of your pay will depend on the company meeting its sales targets." "In effect, we'll cut your pay and tell you it's your own darn fault." "Will the sales target be based on a complex formula and involve numbers that can't be accurately measured?" "You broke the code!"
"Let's spend the next four hours reviewing the project plan." "I've detailed every resource, task and dependency into an exquisitely accurate road map." "It took me two weeks, but it's the only way to make sure we're not wasting time." "My tasks are two weeks late because I was waiting for your…