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What You Need to Know about Project Management by Fergus O'Connell

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Chapter 2. ESTIMATING

WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT

  • Why you need to have a plan

  • How to predict the future

  • How to use previous projects when estimating

  • The way to estimate duration and work

  • Working out how much project management the project needs

  • Project management methodologies

  • Project management tools

NOW THAT YOU HAVE A GOAL, YOU HAVE TO HAVE A PLAN

Having established the goal of your project, the next thing you have to do is build a plan. A plan is a description of what you intend to do in the days, weeks and months ahead. In other words, it's a prediction of the future. Given that none of us can actually do this, then how are you to have any chance of success? Read on.

HOW TO PREDICT ...

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