Category Archives: Estimation

Project Management Estimation Techniques

How To Estimate Project Work

28 Mar 2012 - 12:56 PM under Estimation | Posted by PMStudent

Recently my team and I tried out a modified hybrid method of doing project estimation. I’d like to share it with you today. This method is essentially a combination with the Delphi method of estimation that I have used before, and a agile method of estimation. Check out my friend Travis’ post on Cost Estimation […]

Oracle Primavera Enterprise PPM Virtual Summit

10 Feb 2011 - 06:56 AM under Change Management, Cost, Estimation, PPM/PMO, Risk, Schedule, Tools | Posted by

Guest post by Travis Anderson Earn PDUs while learning how Oracle Primavera is adamant about riding the world of project failure. Get started by visiting the registration screen at Oracle Primavera Enterprise PPM Virtual Summit. Once you get your login information, go to the Auditorium and watch Joel Koppelman, Sr. VP & GM of […]

Scheduling as Premature Elaboration: You?re Doing It Wrong

16 Sep 2010 - 07:40 AM under Estimation, Requirements, Schedule, Scope | Posted by PMStudent

Scheduling is what project management is all about, right? Among the plethora of project management tools available, what aspect is most widely promoted? Jumping right into MS Project or any other scheduling tool is a mistake. Projects like this are built on very unstable footing, and it’s likely they will fall apart in some way. […]

How Expectations Mess Up Project Estimates

17 Jul 2010 - 06:38 AM under Estimation | Posted by PMStudent

Glen Alleman recently pointed me to a paper by Jorge Aranda among other material on software estimation. I sat down and read Anchoring and Adjustment in Software Estimation and it was well worth my time. To cut to the chase, the subjects were tasked to give estimates for software tasks in a controlled manner, in […]

Project Estimation Methods

14 Jul 2010 - 06:27 AM under Estimation | Posted by PMStudent

Project estimation can be a headache for new project managers. ?There are lots of opinions out there and not much that weighs various methods…rather you find people who feel strongly about one way or another. ?To give a quick overview of some ideas and then call for your input, I recorded this video. ?Please leave […]