You can end the cycle of dysfunction between development and management.
Next time management asks for budget and schedule for a new initiative, respond this way:
“Absolutely! I’ll come back in 2-3 weeks with a realistic schedule and budget. To make sure we get this right, we’re going to dedicate some resources to develop three critical bits of information. Please expect to see a plan on xx day.”
These types of responses delight management because they feel like they’re getting what they asked for. Furthermore, it’s backed up with detail which gives management and yourself the confidence that it’s a reasonable plan.
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