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Estimating Tasks, Activities, Projects

Software project planning and management depends on estimation. Understanding the time and effort for tasks and entire projects is an ongoing concern for development teams. Yet, many professionals struggle with this key aspect of working together and building software. Laurie Corkum gives the second part of her presentation on estimation ...

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Estimating Tasks, Activities, Projects

Software project planning and management depends on estimation. Understanding the time and effort for tasks and entire projects is an ongoing concern for development teams. Yet, many professionals struggle with this key aspect of working together and building software. Laurie Corkum gives the second part of her presentation on estimation practices. The presentation focuses on specific techniques for estimation of development tasks, activities, and projects. She discusses how developers actually arrive at an estimate and ...

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Estimating Tasks, Activities, Projects


Project Estimation: One PM's Very Unscientific Approach

'Expert estimation' is a predominant strategy for software projects.  However, even 'expert' estimation for projects in a consulting organization provides a number of challenges: we never do the same project twice, the requirements are at a high level without much detail, and we typically don't know which resources will ...

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Project Estimation: One PM's Very Unscientific Approach

'Expert estimation' is a predominant strategy for software projects.  However, even 'expert' estimation for projects in a consulting organization provides a number of challenges: we never do the same project twice, the requirements are at a high level without much detail, and we typically don't know which resources will be working on the project.  Even so, our clients like to know cost and duration.

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Project Estimation: One PM's Very Unscientific Approach

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