I was working on a project that had previously failed to make a windows shell extension. The client blamed the previous developer for everything in the last phase, and I was in the process of trying to familiarize myself with the project I got this email:
Client: I know the previous developer left some code behind that I’m sure you can reuse. We’re moving on to a windows driver project now, so we’d like to get the old shell finished. We have two sprints per month now so the boss expects two weeks of development and two weeks of testing. Since there’s code you can reuse, you should be able to get this done in two weeks, right?
You mean the failed code that didn’t produce a finished product in a year? Yeah, no problem. Easy.