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Re^2: PM Confessional

by Albannach (Monsignor)
on Jan 15, 2011 at 16:27 UTC ( [id://882459]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: PM Confessional
in thread PM Confessional

That reminds me of something a senior engineer told me about 20 years ago on the topic of estimating effort: double your first number and go the the next larger unit. So if your first reaction is 30 seconds, better say 60 minutes. Four hours is more likely to be 8 days, and so on. I'm still crap at estimating individual task effort, but I'm much better at total project cost at least.

I'd like to be able to assign to an luser

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Re^3: PM Confessional
by fullermd (Priest) on Jan 17, 2011 at 00:11 UTC

    These sort of rules of thumb sound half-funny half-useful, until the day comes that you apply them and still wind up behind an 8-ball...

    Er, not that that's ever happened to me, three times in a row, or anything. No siree...

Re^3: PM Confessional
by MidLifeXis (Monsignor) on Jan 18, 2011 at 15:47 UTC

    Ours was multiply by two and add 40.


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