Category Archives: Estimation

Project Management Estimation Techniques

How To Estimate Project Work

Filed 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

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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. http://vshow.on24.com/vshow/primavera2010/#home Once you get your login information, go to the Auditorium and watch Joel Koppelman, Sr. VP & GM of […]

6 Books To Make You a Better Project Manager

Filed under Books, Estimation | Posted by PMStudent

As 2010 draws to a close, the need for predictions about what will happen in 2011 about.? I have even offered my own guesses and plans here, here, and here. For this year-end post however, I offer some tools of skepticism to you, dear reader.? When it comes to predicting the future, we are all […]

Project Estimation: Mapping Size and Complexity

Filed under Agile, Estimation, Kanban | Posted by PMStudent

Complexity in project estimation is important, and yet many if not most project managers seem to ignore it from what I’ve seen. I have been thinking and reading up quite a bit on relative methods for eliciting estimates for projects. I’ve enjoyed Planning Poker mostly as a means to get a team working more as […]

How Expectations Mess Up Project Estimates

Filed 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

Filed 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 […]