Quethas wrote:Long time lurker, infrequent poster here. I agree with the sentiment here Ringu, but honestly at this point, what difference does it make? If he says "Still working hard, giving it my all, and it'll be done when it's done" vs. "One year left, here's my plan", I frankly wouldn't believe the latter. Not because I think he doesn't want that to be the case, or doesn't believe it himself, but because he has shown very little ability to turn actual plans into results.
For me, as a professional developer, there is only one reason I think that having a plan would help: that it would be easier to track actual work against planned work, and to see the slips and gains more transparently.
I feel that Josh slipping past his estimates is a non-issue. Every developer slips, every project gets delayed. Sometimes that can be pulled back, sometimes release specs are cut, sometimes code happens faster, that's normal development for me so I don't regard that in the slightest as a problem.
The real issue, the one I think Josh is deeply guilty of, the reason I believe it will take a lot to get me on board again, is Josh not being transparent about things.
KS is not a store: we've said it time and again. You don't put money into a project expecting to get the result the following day. Sometimes it doesn't work and you lose money. BUT, the ONE thing that KS is supposed to guarantee you is a seat on the ride: you're supposed to be right there seeing how the project develops and progresses, and for two years Josh did 100x more than anyone expected or needed. He was a monster at it.
But the Great Silences and the two years of literally no updates on LT since, have broken my opinion of him. He's broken his promise to tell us what's happening too many times, and now I have no trust in him. What I need now, the only thing that will leave me not angry at him, is transparency. Tell me the truth, honestly work on a plan, and then the world - including and especially Josh - can see deviations and plan accordingly.
That's all I want.