Project Estimation: Help Me.

May 24th, 2007 § 1 comment

It seems like the estimates we make are always written in stone and no matter how many times we re-estimate, we never get it right. The plan team always want an earlier finish date and the developers always want a later finish date. How can you compromise?

1. How can you estimate the time it takes to analyze a project with unclear requirements? (We’ve tried to get better requirements, trust me…we have.)
2. How can you estimate for risks? We’ll mention the best case and worst case, but best case is usually the only date others see.
3. When creating an estimate everyone should be involved, right? How can you convince your business analyst to provide insight on their side of things?

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