7. Activity Duration Estimating

Introduction

At this point, the project manager and associated project staff have finished gathering information on individual work activities to define what has to be accomplished and the required resources to complete each activity. It is now time to estimate how long it will take to complete the work of each activity. The process of analyzing all the variables that could have influence on how long it will take to complete work activities is called activity duration estimating.

Activity duration estimating requires information that defines what has to be accomplished in the work activity and all the resource types that are required. The project manager also needs information on any periphery requirements such ...

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