Predicting the Unpredictable: Pragmatic Approaches to Estimating Project Schedule or Cost is published by Practical Ink on June 12, 2015. This book has 120 pages in English, ISBN-10 1943487006, ISBN-13 978-1943487004. PDF, EPUB, MOBI is available for download below.
You’d like to estimate your project’s cost or schedule accurately. So far, none of your approaches have worked. It’s time to consider how you can create an accurate estimate.
You might not be able to develop an estimate at the beginning of a project that is good until the end. Few project teams can. Instead, learn a number of ways to see your project, and how to address your uncertainties in ways your managers will accept.
If you have trouble estimating cost or schedule for your projects, you are not alone. The question is this: who wants the estimate and why?
The definition of estimate is “guess.” But too often, the people who want estimates want commitments. Instead of a commitment, you can apply practical and pragmatic approaches to developing estimates and then meet your commitments. You can provide your managers with the information they want and that you can live with.
Learn how to use different words for your estimates and how to report an estimate that includes uncertainty. Learn who should—and should not—estimate. Learn how to update your estimate when you know more about your project.
Regain estimation sanity. Learn practical and pragmatic ways to estimate schedule or cost for your projects.