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Practical Project Initiation: A Handbook with Tools by Karl E Wiegers

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Individual Preparation

Let’s assume you wish to estimate the total amount of work effort (typically expressed in labor hours) needed to complete a certain project. The estimation process begins with each participant independently developing an initial list of the tasks that will have to be completed to reach the stated project goal, using a form like that in Figure 11-3. This form is also included with the work aids that accompany this book. Figure 11-3 illustrates a very small estimation activity, developing the requirements for a new project called Project X. The person who completed this form initially identified five tasks that would be involved in developing requirements, the first five items listed under the "Task" column heading.

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