Chapter 7. Estimating the Work
In this chapter
Understand the importance that estimating plays in the success of a project
Understand how estimating is used to manage project risk
Review the common reasons for poor estimates and how to avoid them
Review the key estimating techniques and methods
Understand the power of bottom-up estimating
Learn how to properly ask for an estimate
Understand how to deal with uncertainty
Learn the best estimating practices of successful projects
Estimating. Nothing else symbolizes the challenges of project management better. Negotiate with senior management and customers to prevent “ball park” estimates from becoming your targets; team with subject matter experts (SMEs) and knowledge workers to develop accurate estimates ...
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