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12 More Essential Skills for Software Architects by Dave Hendricksen

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Chapter 4. Estimation

“There is no such thing as absolute value in this world. You can only estimate what a thing is worth to you.”

Charles Dudley Warner

“For me, every day is a new thing. I approach each project with a new insecurity, almost like the first project I ever did. And I get the sweats. I go in and start working, I’m not sure where I’m going. If I knew where I was going I wouldn’t do it.”

Frank Gehry

“It’s a simple approach. Sustainable architecture looks to the future by looking at the past.”

Stephen Gist

Have you ever had anyone stop by and ask, “I have an idea for a project; it looks a bit like this and has these high-level features. What will it cost?” Your mind begins to whir as you think about what this might entail. You begin ...

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