What do you say to a manager that wants a guesstimate for porting an RWA calculator from VB to C#, although he demonstrably knows that I am fluent in neither of the two programming languages?
If I were more like my hero, Tom DeMarco, I would probably say that it'll be done when it's done - but since I'm suffering from good manners, I answered that it will take approximately four weeks +/- some uncertainty regarding possible problems that could stem from language specific constructs that might have no simple representation in the target architecture...
I never thought that I would ever find myself in a dilbertesque situation like this again, but here I am... and life goes on ;-)
Perhaps I should suggest the use of the famous Planning Poker game to our development team? There is even an online site for "playing" the planning poker game: http://www.planningpoker.com ;-)