The current project I am working on could be considered a medium size. It involves 5 software engineers and 1 hardware engineer for about 8 months. I contributed to the planning of the software components, but I am quite critical about my skill in predicting future. Considering the pressure from top and middle management to complete the project on a given date I would take my own planning prediction with great care. So I dared to ask the project manager if he was doing some sort of risk assessment. His answer – “What the heck! If I had to do _even_ risk assessment then I would have no time at all for anything”.