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Oct 29, 2013
In the last frame the PHB looks like he doesn't know... how can he not know if he knows if that the expectations are faulty? that's two if's in one.

That said I think the reasoning PHB gave initially was already a good explanation, the only issue is that "conditions changing" could mean literally anything.
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Oct 29, 2013
PHB do have a point.

Most of the time you need to start the work now and not later and yet do you not know all the details. You plan and implement, but in the way you will find that something will change.

Sometimes for good:
- Your engineers become better at what they do and takes less time.
- Wally had a hearth attack and the replacement increased the company productivity by 200%

Sometimes for bad:
- A law changed that make all the specification invalid and lots or modules are needed to be rewritten.
- The CEO had a last minute idea.

Either way. as things change, and so should expectation.

Does that mean that they are knowingly faulty as Dilbert guess? No, is just means that you cannot predict what the future holds.
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Oct 29, 2013
For Wally, Lowered Expectations would be ideal for him.
Oct 29, 2013
Ha ha. The only way Dilbert gets a girlfriend would be if she "revises expectations".

As in lowered!
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Oct 29, 2013
hmm, reminds me of an administrator where I used to work who told me sometimes those in charge had to do what they don't want and they know won't work before they can do what they wanted to in the first place. Serpentine management?? I confess I was less inspired than Wally. (wow, that's almost a frightening thought!! where's my coffee??)
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