As I have my own baby project going on, and as I’ve witnessed some producers actions (and happen to be an indie one) I came to conclusion that producers are almost like babies.
|needs diapers||yes||yes (based on how much bullshit you can pick from his talk)|
|says incomprehensible stuff||yes||yes (obvious)|
|is the boss||yes||yes|
|is agile||yes||yes (at least think his team is doing “agile development”)|
|craves for attention||yes||oh, yes (some even put out public blogs to make them feel important)|
|cries for attention||yes||yes|
|eats most of the time||yes||yes (lunches, lunches, lunches)|
|cries||yes||yes (see below)|
|Thinks that you promised something when you said that “This is only a gut feeling estimation based on total guesswork. In no way this should be used as a promise to anyone. This task might take 3 days, or not. Most likely it won’t. In fact, most likely it will be something totally different I think. I cannot promise that I can get you that toy/feature in time and you should not even think that this can be completed in 3 days.” Yet after 3 days (s)he comes to you crying “but you promised!!!”||yes||yes (i’ve witnessed this happening)|
Besides the cute-factor, I think the evidence is pretty solid.